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A Field Book of the Stars/Lepus

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LEPUS (lē'-pus)— THE HARE. (Face South.)

Location.—Lepus crouches under Orion's feet. Four stars of the third magnitude form an irregular and conspicuous square.

The star (γ), a beautiful double of a greenish hue, is southwest of Rigel, and north of Columba.

Four or five degrees south of Rigel are four faint stars which are in the ear of the hare. They can be seen on a clear night with the naked eye.

Arneb is the brightest star in the constellation and is situated about in the centre of it.

The curved line of three stars θ, η, and ζ, are in the back of the hare.

Lepus is about 18 degrees west of Canis Major, and, by reason of the earth's motion, the Great Dog seems to be pursuing the Hare around the heavens.

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