The sickle-shaped head of Leo, the Lion, is on the right, the
triangle that makes his his hindquarters on the left.
Regulus is at the bottom of the sickle at lower right.
Algieba is the brightest of the Sickle stars
that are above Regulus; Adhafera is just above Algieba.
At the top sits Rasalas, and down and to the right
of Rasalas, at the front of the Sickle, is Algenubi. Denebola, which
marks the lion's tail, is at lower left; Zosma, on the Lion's
back, is up and to the right of Denebola, while Chertan
(Theta) is immediately below Zosma. Rho Leonis is off the
photo down and to the left of Regulus, while Subra (Omicron Leo)
is down and to the right of Regulus. See them in a
wider view with
Leo is one of the
great constellations of the zodiac. The ecliptic, the apparent path
of the Sun, runs just to the south of Regulus. Riding the back of Leo
is the modern constellation Leo Minor.