Essentially an offshore pier secured alongside Denebola
, the RRDF allowed vehicles to be driven off the sealift ship and onto waiting Army watercraft.
marks the tail of Leo, though the tuft used to be the big loose cluster of Coma Berenices, Berenice's Hair.
The brightest one is Denebola
, whose name is derived from the Arabic dhanab al-asad, "the Lion's Tail." Most animals
41 Lane's End consigns this A P Indy colt, who is the third foal out of Prix Marcel Boussac heroine Denebola
and from the outstanding Niarchos family of Machiavellian and Bago.
USNS Algol (T-AKR 287) USNS Bellatrix (T-AKR 288) USNS Denebola
(T-AKR 289) USNS Pollux (T-AKR 290) USNS Altair (T-AKR 291) USNS Regulus (T-AKR 292) USNS Capella (T-AKR 293) USNS Antares (T-AKR 294)
Otherwise, sweeping 6.5[degrees] eastward from the star Denebola
in Leo will take you to it.
Most of its stars are part of the big Coma Star Cluster, located about a third of the way from Denebola
(Beta Leonis, the tail tip of Leo) to the end star of the Big Dipper's handle (which is off the top of the photo on the facing page).
He was kept busy at two, winning three of his seven starts, the highlights of which were a clear-cut victory in the Prix Morny, with subsequent Prix Marcel Boussac heroine Denebola
two lengths back in third, and a commanding performance to win the Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte from Chineur..
She is a daughter of Denebola
, winner of the Prix Marcel Boussac, and a granddaughter of Prix Morny and Prix de la Salamandre winner Coup De Genie, a sister of Machiavellian, who pulled off the same juvenile Group 1 double.
At the other end of Leo, east of the Sickle, is a big right-angle triangle (the lion's hindquarters) made by 2.1-magnitude Beta ([beta]) Leonis (Denebola
), 2.6-magnitude Delta, and 3.3-magnitude Theta Leonis.
But Leo also possesses two 2nd-magnitude stars: the fine double star Algieba, or Gamma ([gamma]) Leonis, and Denebola
, also called Beta ([beta]) Leonis, which marks the Lion's tail.