Abbreviation: Â Leo Minor
English Name: Â The Small Lion
Genitive:Â Praecipua (46 Leonis Minoris)
Hemisphere:Â Â Northern Hemisphere
Location:Â Between the constellations of Ursa Major and Leo.
Visible between latitudes: Â +90 and -35 degrees
Best season: Spring
Seen in three seasons:Â Winter, Spring and Summer
Best seen in:Â March/April
Seen between:Â January and June
Right Ascension (RA):Â 10 hour
Declination (DEC):Â Â +35 degrees
Area (square degrees): Â 232Â (64th)
Leo Minor (The Small Lion)
- Leo Minor is a faint constellation, sometimes its called The Little Lion.
- It has no star above magnitude +3.8, the brightest star isÂ Praecipua (46 Leonis Minoris)
- It contains little of interests to the small telescope owners.
- No Messier objects in Leo Minor.
Features of Interest
- NGC 3158 â€“ Galaxy Group; Opening V-shaped asterism because in the centre of NGC 3158 – it’s not that faint though; it has a magniude +11.9, hasÂ numerous surrounding very small galaxies, showingÂ other similar nearby objects (between magnitude +13.3 and magnitude +15.4 that request to be seen with a large telescope); all objects Â NGC 3160, NGC 3159, NGC3152, NGC3161, NGC 3179, NGC 3163, NGC 3151, NGC 3150, andÂ NGC 3219.
- Praecipua (46 Leonis Minoris)
- Photo of the constellation;Â Leo Minor.Â (Lines have been added for clarity.)
- Sky Chart Â – Â Leo Minor
- List of stars in Leo Minor.
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