By: Steve Goldberg
Asterism: a grouping of stars that form a recognizable pattern.
Lepus is named for the animal hare. Some stories have it that Lepus is being chased by Orion’s two dogs: Canis Major and Canis Minor. Other stories have the hare as being chased by Orion himself.
In a low power eyepiece, you can see the asterism. The tip of the Funnel is in the center of the FOV, with a string of stars going to the upper right and upper left.