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Lepus Constellation
Constellation Lepus the Hare Star Map

Lepus, the Hare (Lep)


The Southern constellation of Lepus, the Hare, is best viewed in Winter during the month of February. It's brightest star is Ameb at magnitude 2.58. The boundary of the Lepus constellation contains 5 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. LEP-us
      1. Meaning:
      2. Hare
      1. Genitive:
      2. Leporis
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Lep
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Orion
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ1
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. February
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 5h 26m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -19° 39'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Ameb  (2.58)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 5

    Brightest Stars in Lepus

    The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Lepus by magnitude.

        1. Star
        2. Magnitude
        3. Spectral class

      Double Stars in Lepus

      These are the brightest and easiest-to-find double, triple, and quadruple star systems in the constellation Lepus. Also see all star clusters.

          1. Star system
          2. Magnitudes
          3. Type
          1. Gamma Leporis
          2. 3.6, 6.3
          3. double

        Star Clusters in Lepus

        The most notable and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Lepus . Also see all star clusters.

            1. Star cluster
            2. Catalog #
            3. Cluster type

          Nebulae in Lepus

          Notable and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Lepus . Also see all nebulae.

              1. Nebula name
              2. Catalog #
              3. Nebula type

            * Constellation shown for northen hemisphere skies. For the southern hemisphere, constellations appear rotated 180 degrees (upside-down and left-right reversed) from what is shown. Remember that seasons are reversed too - summer in northern latitudes is winter in southern latitudes.

            ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite hemisphere).