Leo the Lion Constellation

constellations Aug 02, 2016

Leo the Lion is an ancient constellation that has been identified for thousands of years in many different cultures. It is classified as a zodiacal constellation because the sun passes through its boundaries.

The two brightest stars of Leo are called Regulus and Denebola. Regulus is often called the 'heart of the lion' which Denebola represents the tail.  Regulus is a four-star system that is located 77 light-years away. 

This constellation boasts a host of galaxies that are littered throughout this region in the sky. The famous Leo Triplet is a beautiful collection of galaxies to observe. Magnification is needed to see it.

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