Leo Minor


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Leo Minor

(Little Lion) A small inconspicuous constellation in the northern hemisphere near Leo, the brightest stars being of 4th magnitude. Abbrev.: LMi; genitive form: Leonis Minoris; approx. position: RA 10h, dec +35°; area: 232 sq deg.

Leo Minor

[′lē·ō ′mīn·ər]
(astronomy)
A northern constellation, right ascension 10 hours, declination 35° north. Also known as Lesser Lion.
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Leo Minor did not have a great deal of fortune that day, either, as he was continually bumped and pinched for room at important times.
Small I Zwicky SBS Leo P Magellanic 18 0335- Cloud 052W 15% 2.6% 2.3% 2.6% 0.04 0.2 0.01 0.00004 Small Leoncino Little J0811+ Magellanic Cub 4730 Cloud 15% 1.8% 2.3% 1.7% 0.04 0.001 0.0008 0.5 Star-Forming Galaxies with the Lowest Oxygen Levels Galaxy Constellation Oxygen Abundance (hydrogen = 12) * J0811+4730 Lynx 6.98 Leoncino Leo Minor 7.02 SBS 0335-052W Eridanus 7.13 Little Cub Ursa Major 7.13 I Zwicky 18 Ursa Major 7.17 Leo P Leo 7.17 DDO 68 Leo 7.20 Galaxy Approx.
There is an interesting card at Newmarket's July course and Robert Cowell's Leo Minor is fancied to land the TRM Speedxcell Handicap (5.30) for the second year in a row.
Crossing the border into Leo Minor, we'll find NGC 3003 21' west-southwest of the 7.9-magnitude star HD 85030.
Pussyfooting its way across the evening sky, the constellation Leo Minor, the Little Lion, can be faintly spotted between the back feet of Ursa Major, the Big Bear, and Leo, the Lion.
THE Blenheim Stakes is the feature event at Fairyhouse today and Leo Minor, who didn't enjoy the clearest of passages when well beaten at The Curragh when last seen in a stakes race in August, might be worth a punt.
Fellow veterans Pipers Note, Watchable and Poyle Vinnie are among the opposition, as well as the progressive Sandra's Secret and the Robert Cowell-trained Leo Minor.
Off the track since failing by a half-length to cope with Leo Minor over this course and distance on August 1, the Ger Lyons-trained Noivado, winner of his maiden in Fairyhouse, is preferred to Famous Beauty in the Irish Stallion Farms Auction Race.
The sweep that night began near the modern-day border between Leo and Leo Minor, at approximately 10h 00m RA, with the north-south sweep covering about 2Vz degrees, centered at about +28[degrees] declination (epoch 2000.0).
AIDAN O'BRIEN has dominated this Listed prize since 2012 and relies on Leo Minor to complete the five-timer.
The O'Brien-trained LEO MINOR looked a smart sprinting prospect when scoring, at the third attempt, in Naas last time and has solid credentials in the Group 3 Jimmy O'Neill Curragh Stakes.
Halfway between Psi ([psi]) and Mu ([mu]) Ursae Majoris is our next target, NGC 3432, an edgeways streak in Leo Minor. This fine edge-on is probably interacting with a dim dwarf galaxy about 3' to the west-southwest that isn't detectable in moderate aperture scopes.