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Zodiac: Leo
Jul 23 - Aug 22
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Leo (Lion)

The Lion is a large constellation that makes it rather easy to recognize the lion in the stars. It supposedly was the first task of Hercules to kill the Lion, according to the ancient myth.
This constellation belongs to the zodiac. Its time of the year is between July 23 and August 22. This constellation does not belong to the zodiac. It's brightest star is Regulus (α Leonis).
Neighboring constellations are Lynx, Cancer, Hydra, Sextans, Crater, Virgo, Coma Berenices, Ursa Major, and Leo Minor.
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Latin name:  Leo (Leo)
English name:  Lion
Abbreviation:  Leo
Zodiac:  July 23 - August 22
Brightest star:  Regulus (α Leonis)

Objects in Lion

A selection of interesting objects visible with a telescope.
M66 (NGC 3627, Leo Triplet)
a bar galaxy in the constellation Lion
Image credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin and Robert Gendler
License: creative commons (cc) Attribution 3.0 Unported

M65 (NGC 3623, Leo Triplet)
a spiral galaxy in the constellation Lion
Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA
License: creative commons (cc) Attribution 3.0 Unported

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