From the December 2010 issue

Glenn Chaple’s Observing Basics: Star-hop around the Hare

February 2011: The often-overlooked constellation Lepus holds a fascinating collection of small-telescope targets.
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Lepus contains a potentially captured globular cluster, a bright double star, one of the reddest stars in the sky, and a system classified as both a multiple star and an open cluster. Astronomy: Roen Kelly

The Orion constellation and its namesake nebula are so captivating that backyard astronomers routinely fail to notice a modest gathering of stars beneath the Hunter’s feet.