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Lepus


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A constellation of the southern sky, representing a hare. Its brightest star is Alpha Leporis (Arneb). R Leporis is Hind's Crimson Star, a deep-red variable. M79 is a globular cluster; NGC 2017 is a small open cluster, actually a complex multiple star with five components visible in moderate-sized telescopes.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.


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