A perpective spatial representation of the stars that make up the shape of the Leo Constellation when seen from the Solar System. The stars are colored according to the spectral type, which may not reflect the actual color. Please see this Wikipedia article
for the listing of stars. Each grid square represents 20 square light years
. The grid is aligned to the ecliptic
. Planets are not shown on this map because they orbit stars at a relatively small distance. They would be indistinguishable at this scale. Unless noted otherwise all star data is ment relative to the Sun ("Mass: 1.25" means 125% of the Sun's mass).
Move the mouse while holding the button to rotate the map. Use the scroll wheel to move the camera closer in or further out. Move the cursor over a star to display information. Click on a star to visit its Wikipedia entry. If the application doesn't work, you might need to install the newest Adobe Flash Player plugin
(at least Version 9 is required).
to see a similar map of the 32 nearby stars.
This application was inspired by this map
by the wikipedia contributor Inductiveload
. If you have comments or suggestions, visit my Blog
. Visit http://www.krystian.de
for more of my works.