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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

            * 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 (and not at all in the opposite).