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Leo Minor Constellation
Constellation Leo Minor

Leo Minor, the Lesser Lion (LMi)

The constellation of Leo Minor, the Lesser Lion, is best viewed in the Spring season during the month of April for mid-northern latitudes. It's brightest star is Praecipua at magnitude 3.83. The boundary of the Leo Minor constellation contains 2 stars that host known exoplanets.

The naked eye can generally see up to magnitude 6 (magnitude 8 with perfect eyes under ideal super dark-sky conditions).

      1. Meaning:
      2. Lesser Lion
      1. Genitive:
      2. Leonis Minoris
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. LMi
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Ursa Major
      1. Best Viewing Month*:
      2. April
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 10h 19m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 33° 14'
      1. Brightest Star:
      2. Praecipua (3.83m)
      1. Exoplanet Host Stars:
      2. 2
      1. Triple Stars:
      2. 1

    * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

    ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed.



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