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13 Leonis

Altitude: -8.8°   Azimuth: 25.3°   Direction: North-North-East

13 Leonis is a giant star in the constellation of Leo.

13 Leonis visual magnitude is 6.24. Because of its reltive faintness, 13 Leonis 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 13 Leonis is -0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.033 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 13 Leonis star
DSS2 image of 13 Leonis. The red arrow shows the motion of 13 Leonis during the next 10000 years (-2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 13 Leonis


13 Leonis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -8.8°
Azimuth: 25.3°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 13 Leonis

13 Leonis is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 13 Leonis are provided in the following table:

09h 41m 38s
+25° 54’ 46”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 13 Leonis in the sky:

Finder chart 13 Leonis star
Simplified finder chart for 13 Leonis.

Visibility of 13 Leonis 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 13 Leonis 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: 64.1°
Max altitude: 64.4°
Azimuth: 295.9°

Distance of 13 Leonis from the Sun and relative movement

13 Leonis is distant 540.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

165.84 pc
540.63 ly
-26 km/s
-0.014 arcsec/year
-0.033 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 13 Leonis

13 Leonis belongs to spectral class K2


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 13 Leonis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 13 Leonis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 13 Leonis