Friday 12 June 2020

Astrognome A-Z of Constellations # 47 Leo Minor

Leo Minor the Lesser Lion
The smaller Lion designated by Johannes Hevelius in 1687, located between Ursa Major and Leo. Leo Minor hardly merits a separate name as there are no bright stars.
The brightest star is FL 46 magnitude 3.8 and is a KO class giant star, 95 light years away.
The only star with a Greek letter is Beta at mag 4.2 it is a G8 giant class star lying 154 light years away.

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