Editor: Miranda O'Hare Fall 2011

Lepus "The Hare" is an ancient constellation that can be located in the southern hemisphere directly south of the constellation Orion, "The Hunter". The name Lepus comes from the Latin origin meaning "hare". The constellation was founded by the Greek astronomer Claudius Ptolemy in the 2nd century.

Link:http://www.topastronomer.com/StarCharts/Constellations/Lepus.php
Title: Lepus
Audience:Astronomers and students
Description:This website provides information about the history of Lepus and important data and facts. This website provides information about it's location, declination, and stars found in the constellation. Lepus is located below the constellation Orion and has a declination of -16 degrees.
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Link:http://starryskies.com/The_sky/constellations/lepus.html
Title: Lepus the Hare
Audiance: Everyone and Observers
Description: This website provides information about the mythology behind the constellation Lepus. For example, Lepus was depicted as a hare being chased by a hunter "Orion", and his dogs, "Canis Major" and "Canis Minor". It is said that Hermes, the messenger of the Greek gods, had placed the hare into the sky becuase of its swiftness. Another story is that Lepus represents the hare associated with the moon. Some say that they see a man standing on the moon and others believe it to be a hare. Many also believe that the four brightest stars in the constellation Lepus, represents the four camels drinking from the river Eridanus, found in a nearby constellation.

Lepus
Lepus



Link:http://www.davidmalin.com/fujii/source/Lep.html
Title: Constellation of Lepus
Audience: Everyone
Description:This website provides information and important facts about the constellation Lepus. This website talks about the four stars that can also be found in the constellation of Lepus. The four stars that can be found in the constellation are Arneb, Neshmet, Niahl, and Sasin which all comes from the Greek alphabet.

Map of The Constellation of Lepus
Map of The Constellation of Lepus




Link: http://coldwater.k12.mi.us/lms/planetarium/myth/lepus.html
Title: The Constellation Lepus
Audience: Everyone
Description: This website provides information about the constellation Lepus and the origin of the constellation. The constellation Lepus is the creation that is also associated with the moon in mythology. This website tells how Lepus "the hare" was the favorite prey of Orion and his hunting dogs. No one is quite sure who saw the constellation as a animal first. The Arabs saw the constellation as "throne of the central one".
The early Egyptians believed Lepus to be the boat of Osiris."




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Link:http://www.eastbayastro.org/articles/lore/lepus.htm
Title: Lepus, the Rabbit
Audience Everyone
Description:This website provides information about lepus and the stars that can be found in the constellation. The five stars that can be found and named in the constellation are Arneb, Arsh, and Nihal.

Arneb meaning "the hare". This is also the brightest star in Lepus constellation.

Arsh meaning "The Throne of Jawza"

Niahl meaning "beginning to quench their thirst"

Neshmet

Sasin

All five of the names of the stars in the constellation are from arabic origin.

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More Information:

eHow this website gives an easy to use guide on locating and positively identifying the constellation Lepus.

Constellation World This website provides information about he constellation and the mythology behind the constellation. this website also provides information about the stars that are in the constellation lepus and their names.

Suite 101 this website provides information about lepus and the objects that makes up hte constellation.

Starry Skies This website provides basic information about the mythology behind the constellation and the view of the constellations through the different views of the cultures. it also gives basic instructions about how to find the constellation with the naked eye.

east bay astronomy - This site gives the reader information about the mythological background of the constellation,some information on the stars that create this constellation and the location in the night sky.Easy to read & navigate and seems accurate

Actual view of constellation from earth - This gives a cool picture of the actual constellation through a telescope. Move the mouse over the picture to show a layout of the constellation then move the mouse away and see the constellation for how it appears at n