Leo Minor


Abbreviation:  Leo Minor
English Name:  The Small Lion
Genitive: Praecipua (46 Leonis Minoris)
Hemisphere:  Northern Hemisphere
Location: Between the constellations of Ursa Major and Leo.
Visible between latitudes:  
+90 and -35 degrees
Best season: Spring
Seen in three seasons: Winter, Spring and Summer
Best seen in:  March/April
Seen between: January and June
Right Ascension (RA):  10 hour
Declination (DEC):  +35 degrees
Area (square degrees):  232 (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 is Praecipua (46 Leonis Minoris)
  • It contains little of interests to the small telescope owners.

Messier Objects

  • No Messier objects in Leo Minor.

Features of Interest

Named Stars

  • Praecipua (46 Leonis Minoris)


  • Photo of the constellation; Leo Minor. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
  • Sky Chart  –  Leo Minor
  • List of stars in Leo Minor.


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