Lepus (Roll over image for labels)   HOME INDEX BACK NEXT

Lepus, the hare, is not a well-known constellation, but it is easy to find just below the feet of Orion. The location of its one Messier object, the globular cluster M79, is shown on the rollover image. Also shown is the location of the very red varaible star, R Leporis, sometimes called Hind's Crimson Star.

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Image details: 15 images, each 90 seconds at ISO 1600, taken with a Canon 400D camera at a focal length of 24 mm.

January 2012