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Leo Minor (Little Lion)

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The brightest deep sky object in Leo Minor is NGC 3003. There is only one star in Leo Minor brighter than fourth magnitude.

Its name means "the smaller lion", in contrast to Leo, the larger lion.

Neighbouring Constellations

Ursa Major (Great Bear (Dipper))

Lynx (Lynx)

Cancer (Crab)

Leo (Lion)

Picture of Leo Minor