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Variable star RX Lep. Optical image of the variable star RX Leporis (RX Lep, right) next to the blue-white star Iota Leporis. RX Lep is a red giant star which varies between magnitudes 5.0 and 7.4 over an irregular period. Both these stars lie in the constellation Lepus.
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