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Leo Minor Constellation
Constellation Leo Minor the Lesser Lion Star Map

Leo Minor, the Lesser Lion (LMi)

(LEE-oh MY-ner)


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

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. LEE-oh MY-ner
      1. Meaning:
      2. Lesser Lion
      1. Genitive:
      2. Leonis Minoris
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. LMi
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Ursa Major
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Northern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. NQ2
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. April
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 10h 19m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 33° 14'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Praecipua  (3.83)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 2



    Brightest Stars in Leo Minor

    The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Leo Minor by magnitude.

        1. Star
        2. Magnitude
        3. Spectral class

      * 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).