Hind’s Crimson Star
By Wade V. Corbei
R Leporis – Hinds Crimson Star
This is the first time I have observed Hind’s Crimson Star, and I have to say that it is indeed adequately named. A variable star found in the constellation Lepus, Hind’s Crimson Star (R Leporis) is a very deep red/crimson variable star that stands out among the white stars nearby. I have long been a fan of the Garnet Star (Mu Cephi); but I have to say that Hind’s Crimson Star displays its namesake coloration to its fullest extent.
If you have never taken a moment to observe R Leporis, you will want to do so…or just revisit it and take a looksie if this is not a new object for you.