A unusual double star in the constellation of Lepus

This chart shows the location of the unusual double star system SS Leporis within the constellation of Lepus (The Hare). This map shows most of the stars visible to the unaided eye under good conditions and the star itself is marked within a red circle. This star is bright enough to be seen easily with the unaided eye on a clear night, not far from the familiar figure of Orion.


ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope

About the Image

Release date:7 December 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1148
Size:3338 x 3530 px

About the Object

Name:Constellation Chart, Lepus Constellation, SS Lep
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Binary
Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation

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