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20 Leonis Minoris

Altitude: 46.0°   Azimuth: 94.5°   Direction: East

20 Leonis Minoris is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Leo Minor.

20 Leonis Minoris visual magnitude is 5.36. Because of its reltive faintness, 20 Leonis Minoris should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of 20 Leonis Minoris is -0.528 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.428 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 20 Leonis Minoris star
DSS2 image of 20 Leonis Minoris. The red arrow shows the motion of 20 Leonis Minoris during the next 1000 years (-8.80 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.13 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 20 Leonis Minoris

5.36
Main-sequence

20 Leonis Minoris is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 46.0°
Azimuth: 94.5°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 20 Leonis Minoris

20 Leonis Minoris 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 20 Leonis Minoris are provided in the following table:

10h 01m 00s
+31° 55’ 24”
195.01°
52.86°
Leo Minor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 20 Leonis Minoris in the sky:

Finder chart 20 Leonis Minoris star
Simplified finder chart for 20 Leonis Minoris.

Visibility of 20 Leonis Minoris 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 20 Leonis Minoris 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: 58.1°
Max altitude: 70.4°
Azimuth: 301.9°

Distance of 20 Leonis Minoris from the Sun and relative movement

20 Leonis Minoris is distant 48.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 56 kilometers per second.

14.89 pc
48.56 ly
56 km/s
-0.528 arcsec/year
-0.428 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 20 Leonis Minoris

20 Leonis Minoris belongs to spectral class G3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

4.49
G3V
5742K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 20 Leonis Minoris is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 20 Leonis Minoris. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

20 Leonis Minoris star system properties

20 Leonis Minoris is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 20 Leonis Minoris double sysyem:

5.36
8.56
3.2
407 arcsec

Alternative designations of 20 Leonis Minoris

20 Leonis Minoris
SAO61808
SAO61808