August 16

August 16 Leap Leap+1 Leap+2 Leap+3
1950 17Epsilon LEO 17Epsilon LEO 17Epsilon LEO
2000 17Epsilon LEO 14 Omicron LEO 14 Omicron LEO

Leap +3 in the 1950 era could use 17 Epsilon. Leap +1 in the 2000 era could use either star. Remember that a smaller magnitude number is a brighter star, if that is your preference.

Name: 14 Omicron LEO Subra
Birthday from Jack’s initial research: Aug 15
Magnitude: 3.5
Spectrum/Star type: White, binary
Distance in Light Years: 135
Diameter compared to Sun: 6/3
Luminosity compared to Sun: 35/15
Date best observed: Apr 1
Additional information: A binary system ,closer than Mercury to The Sun! Northeast a couple of degrees is the famous variable star R Leo, red in color, changing from 5 to 11 magnitude every 312 days. This star is larger than the distance from Sun to Earth! Names sometimes get mistranslated or misplaced like in this case. Subra means “The Mane”, but it is really in the paw.

Name: 17Epsilon LEO Algenubi
Birthday from Jack’s initial research: Aug 16
Magnitude: 3.0
Spectrum/Star type: Dark yellow Giant
Distance in Light Years: 250
Diameter compared to Sun: 25
Luminosity compared to Sun: 360
Date best observed: Apr 2
Additional information: “South Star” in lion’s head. Also in an asterism called The Sickle or The Backwards Question Mark. It is just outside of the zodiac.

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