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SunsetSet: 17:25
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12 Leporis

Altitude: -13.6°   Azimuth: 251.0°   Direction: West-South-West

12 Leporis is a star in the constellation of Lepus.

12 Leporis visual magnitude is 5.87. Because of its reltive faintness, 12 Leporis should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of 12 Leporis is -0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 12 Leporis star
DSS2 image of 12 Leporis. The red arrow shows the motion of 12 Leporis during the next 10000 years (-0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 12 Leporis


12 Leporis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -13.6°
Azimuth: 251.0°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 12 Leporis

12 Leporis is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 12 Leporis are provided in the following table:

05h 42m 13s
-22° 22’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 12 Leporis in the sky:

Finder chart 12 Leporis star
Simplified finder chart for 12 Leporis.

Visibility of 12 Leporis from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 12 Leporis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 112.4°
Max altitude: 16.1°
Azimuth: 247.6°

Distance of 12 Leporis from the Sun and relative movement

12 Leporis is distant 765.26 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 28 kilometers per second.

234.74 pc
765.26 ly
28 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year
0.018 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 12 Leporis

12 Leporis belongs to spectral class A2


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 12 Leporis is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 12 Leporis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 12 Leporis