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 The Constellations - Enchanted Learning Software
Cepheus is a house-shaped constellation in the Northern Hemisphere.
Cetus is a constellation that straddles the celestial equator.
[Abbreviation: Sco] Scorpius (the scorpion) is a constellation of the zodiac.
enchantedlearning.com /subjects/astronomy/stars/constellations.shtml   (2295 words)

 Lepus, mythology, history, characteristics and observations by telescope.
Lepus, is precious constellation located to the south or the feet of Orion and therefore quite easy to identify in winter skies of the North hemisphere and the warm summery nights of the South hemisphere.
Lepus limits the north with the constellations of Orion and Monoceros, to the east with Eridianus, the south with the constellations of Caelum and Columba and to the west with Canis Major.
Lepus I located the 14 of December of 1981 at the age of 14 years from the locality of Inca, Majorca, Spain to it.
www.mallorcaweb.net /masm/Lep1.htm   (721 words)

 Constellation Info
The constellation portrays a man or boy spilling water from an urn, although it is difficult to see any figure in the straggling assortment of mostly faint stars visible in the southern sky in the autumn.
Lepus, the hare, is hiding in the grass at the feet of the great hunter Orion, as he pursues Taurus across the sky.
This constellation is supposed to be the tiny scorpion that killed Orion with its sting and was placed in the sky to memorialize the event.
affy50.tripod.com /Constels.html   (6858 words)

 Lepus Constellation (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Lepus, The Hare, is a minor constellation found under the feet of Orion, you can see Rigel (beta Ori) in the upper side of this picture.
Stars forming the constellation are about 3rd or 4th magnitude, so it should be hard to imagine the figure of a hare in the southern skies in winter.
The constellation has no major myths, yet it's considered the origin of the Lepus: in ancient Sicily island, farmers were troubled by hares that had ravaged the field.
www.dashper.nzl.com.cob-web.org:8888 /hosts/Wingmakers/Lepus.html   (879 words)

 Sea and Sky's Pictures in the Sky: February Constellations
This constellation was named after Castor and Pollux, two Greek heroes who were among the men Jason led on his voyages on the Argo.
Lepus, the Rabbit, is visible in the northern hemisphere in winter.
This constellation is one of 15 named by Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille during his trip to the Cape of Good Hope in southern Africa.
www.seasky.org /pictures/sky7b02.html   (955 words)

 Lepus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Lepus, "The Hare", is an ancient constellation found under the feet of Orion, the Hunter.
Lepus, The Hare is not to be confused with Lupus, The Wolf, which is a spring constellation.
Lepus has one Messier and a tiny star cluster which is actually the half dozen stars which go to make up the multiple h3780.
www.dibonsmith.com /lep_con.htm   (461 words)

Lepus has been known since ancient times, it is easily found from its location at the feet of the giant Orion, south of Saiph and Rigel.
The stars of Lepus were seen by the later Arabs as four camels, slaking their thirst at the Milky Way and were together referred to as Al Nihal.
To those born under this constellation nature all but gives wings and flight through the air - such will be the vigor of limbs which reflect the swiftness of the winds.
www.winshop.com.au /annew/Lepus.htm   (2496 words)

 Sea and Sky's Pictures in the Sky: June Constellations
It is one of the 13 constellations of the Zodiac.
This constellation received its name thousands of years ago when it was noticed that the Sun passes through it during the autumnal equinox, when day and night are of equal length.
This constellation is famous for a group of stars known as the Little Dipper and for Polaris, the North Star, which is located at the tip of the dipper's handle.
www.seasky.org /pictures/sky7b06.html   (719 words)

 Canberra Astronomical Society - Southern Cross - March 2000
Lepus the Hare is one of the ancient constellations to which Ptolomy assigned twelve stars.
Lepus lies at the feet of its hunter, Orion, pursued by across the sky by Canis Major, the Big Dog.
Lepus cannot match Orion's brilliance, but that is not say there aren’t some interesting objects for an amateur astronomer's eye.
msowww.anu.edu.au /cas/southerncross/sc_200003.html   (2815 words)

 Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Lepus is an ancient constellation, so old there is no agreement on who first named it.
In Egyptian astronomy, Lepus was often associated with Selene, the goddess of the moon; and stories told then said the dark regions on the surface of the moon are shaped like a rabbit because this is where Lepus spends the summer.
A very old German myth says that Lepus was at one time a bird that was changed into a hare by the goddess of the spring as punishment for flying into the moon.
www.brier-patch.com /_wsn/page3.html   (1495 words)

Show students that Lepus is a rabbit that Orion is hunting, and he is directly under Orion’s feet.
The legend of Lepus has been lost, but he is believed to be the prey of Orion.
Lepus is directly under his feet, and Sirius is behind Lepus as though he is chasing the rabbit through the sky.
www2.semo.edu /mast/drye.html   (819 words)

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Lepus, the Rabbit lies directly south of the great hunter, Orion, and so it is nicely suited for viewing in February evening skies.
It was the Greeks who named this constellation, envisioning the hare tricking Orion’s hunting dogs, Canis Major and Canis Minor, as the groups fly across the sky toward the river Eridanus just to the west of them.
At times he was portrayed as sailing down the long river of the sky in a boat, the little constellation of Lepus.
www.angelfire.com /stars2/dreams2real/lepus.html   (522 words)

 Lepus the hare
Lepus the hare has a number of origins.
The Arabs believed that the four brightest stars in Lepus represented four camels drinking from the river Eridanus, another nearby constellation.
The early Egyptians believed Lepus to be the boat of Osiris.
starryskies.com /The_sky/constellations/lepus.html   (358 words)

 USATODAY.com - NightSky: The Hare and the Dove   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Lepus is composed of a modest group of faint stars that seem to be arranged in the shape of a bow tie.
In contrast to Lepus, Columba is not among the 48 constellations usually attributed to the ancients.
We are heading toward the opposite part of the sky, a region of space between the constellations Lyra, the Lyre and Hercules in the summertime sky.
www.usatoday.com /tech/news/2004-01-30-nightsky_x.htm   (733 words)

 FILLING THE SKY - Constellation History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Knowledge of the sun, moon, and stars, and their associated mythology, was passed from generation to generation but few conclusive records of prehistoric observations survive.
Constellations were part of the historical record in Mesopotamian culture around 4000 BC.
The 88 official constellations chosen by the IAU were all European inventions, not out of cultural imperialism but because those constellations were already well known and used by many professional astronomers.
www.fillingthesky.com /id8.html   (904 words)

 Constellation Lepus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Lepus is an ancient constellation found under the feet of Orion, the Hunter.
The creature is associated with the Moon in mythology.
No one seems to know just which culture first saw the constellation as an animal; the Arabs saw it as the "throne of the central one" (Orion).
www.coldwater.k12.mi.us /lms/planetarium/myth/lepus.html   (86 words)

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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Lepus
The name is applied especially to species of the genus Lepus, sometimes called the true hares.
In normal progress leaps are alternated with running steps; when pursued the hare runs fast and close to the ground.
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www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Lepus   (231 words)

 Constellation Lepus - SkyTour (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Lepus is a small constellation laying at Orion’s feet.
Lepus contains a very nice globular cluster M79 which is only magnitude 8 so you will need at least a pair of binoculars to see it.
Lepus means “hare” and both the Arabic name “Al Arnab” and the Hebrew “Arnevet” have a similar meaning.
www.sky-watch.com.cob-web.org:8888 /skytour/lep.html   (117 words)

 Hawaiian Astronomical Society Deepsky Atlas - Lepus
Lepus is actually the rabbit's larger cousin, the hare, which can run longer distances at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour (50kph).
The Egyptians viewed Orion as Osiris, and Lepus was Osiris' boat.
The first map is a wide area view of the constellation, suitable for naked eye browsing.
www.hawastsoc.org /deepsky/lep/index.html   (421 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
We’ll discuss myths associated with the various constellations as well as describing the numerous deep sky objects residing in the area.
This weekend we move on to the constellation Lepus the Hare.
Lepus can be found low and to the south shortly after dark.
www.utahskies.org /deepsky/constellations/lepus.html   (553 words)

 Peoria Astronomical Society - Learning Topics-Lepus (The Hare)
The mythology of Lepus has been lost, but it was known to the Greeks, it is commonly believed to be the prey of Orion.
Lepus sets as Corvus is rising and this could be of some significance.
One of the more significant stars in Lepus was discovered in 1845 by J.R. Hind called the Hind's Crimson Star, which he described as a drop of blood on a fl field.
www.astronomical.org /portal/modules/wfsection/article.php?articleid=48   (284 words)

 The AAAA's Constellation Home Page - From the American Association of Amateur Astronomers
The stars of a constellation usually have no physical connection between one another: although they appear in the same direction in the sky, they are actually at vastly differing distances from us.
The largest constellation, Hydra, the water snake, is a long and rambling figure that covers an area of sky 19 times greater than that of the smallest constellation.
But unlike the countries of the world, the names and the borders of the constellation are not likely to change until the slow, steady movements of the stars, known as their proper motions, render the existing constellation shapes unrecognizable, thousands of years from now.
www.astromax.org /con-page   (984 words)

The hunter Orion is one of the most easily spotted constellations, especially in winter, and is visible from every inhabited part of the globe.
Orion the hunter appropriately faces the red eye (star Aldebaran) of the adjacent bull (constellation Taurus); Albrecht Dürer represented him thus.
His dog (constellation Canis Major) walks at his lower right, containing the brightest star in the sky (Sirius).
homepage.mac.com /kvmagruder/bcp/aster/constellations/index.html   (365 words)

 Lepus - Slackerpedia Galactica
Latinized version of "Laporte", the name unsuccessfully proposed by an American computer talkshow host to the IAU in 2001 for a number of constellations that he felt were ignored by astronomers and the public, since their names were unmemorable.
The organization refused, but compromised by renaming the constellation "Inconsequentia" to "Lepus", evoking the classical form of the name Laporte from antiquity.
In this case the appellation is entirely appropriate, because the asterism traces out a jumbled-up mess of ethernet cables.
www.slackerastronomy.org /slackerpedia/index.php/Lepus   (89 words)

 The Stories of the Constellations - Lepus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The hare often symbolized the moon, a gently shining, traditionally feminine divinity often representative of fertility.
With the hare as the moon and the eagle, Aquila, representing the sun, it is interesting to note that these two constellations rise with the setting of the other.
Following the extermination of the hare from the island, the gods placed the hare in the stars as a reminder to man. Lepus occasionally represents the favored animal of the hunter Orion.
www.ufrsd.net /staffwww/stefanl/myths/lepus.htm   (285 words)

 Weasner's Meade ETX Site
Lepus (pronounced "LEAP-us") is contained within a box-like border that is barely one hour of right ascension wide (from about 5h R.A. to just past 6h R.A., some 17 degrees of sky) and barely the same extent in north-south directions.
Lepus is due west of the much brighter (and more in the star-rich fields of the winter Milky Way) constellation Canis Major....another reason that it is often overlooked by stargazers.
Your next constellation is a trip not only into space, but into a realm of mythology and memories of your own as we explore the wondrous boundaries of the constellation ORION, the Hunter.....the Hero....the Legend....the sparkling revelation of stars that virtually announce the grandeur of winter and its crisp and cold skies.
www.weasner.com /etx/ref_guides/lepus.html   (6517 words)

 Constellation Lepus (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
A quite interesting constellation of the southern hemisphere.
Lepus, the Hare, is just south of Orion.
R Lep is a long-period variable of a deep red colour (spectraltype C6IIe; brightness 7.71 mag average).
www.seds.org.cob-web.org:8888 /Maps/Stars_en/Fig/lepus.html   (189 words)

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