The Hare

Abbreviation: Lep
Genitive: Leporus
Origin: [antiquity]

The constellation of Lepus

There is no particular myth associated with this figure but it could easily be the prey of the hunter Orion and his large and small hunting dogs.

Notable Features

Designation Name Description
α Lep Arneb
β Lep Nihal
M79 This globular cluster may not belong to the Milky Way but to the Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy instead. Visible through a small telescope, long-exposure photography reveals a subtle starfish shape.