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Gemini constellation Leo: the Lion Libra constellation

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Adhafera
Algieba
Alterf
Chertan
Regulus
Subra
Denebola
Epsilon
Eta
Chi
Rho
Iota
Kappa
Mu
Zosma
Sigma
M96
M105
M95
M65
M66

One of the brightest zodiac constellation. According to myth, this was no ordinary lion. Hercules fought the beast for nearly a month which could not be pierced by spears nor arrows. Eventually Hercules strangled it to death. Somehow, the lion found its way to heaven to commemorate the battle.

There are many meteor showers appear to originate from this constellation. For instance, alpha leonids, which peaks around mid January till mid February each year, Beta leonids, around 20 March. The less significant showers like Gamma and Rho leonids are also thought to exist. There are many galaxies in Leo, but most are too faint to be picked up by small telescopes. However, there are few, such as M65 and M66 which are within binocular range and could be observed within the same field.

Features:

Adhafera

Algeiba

Alterf

Chertan

Chi

Denebola

Epsilon

Eta

Iota

Kappa

M105

M65

M66

M95

M96

Mu

Regulus

Rho

Sigma

Subra

Zosma

Gemini constellation Libra constellation


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