23 Leonis is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Leo.
23 Leonis visual magnitude is 6.46. Because of its reltive faintness, 23 Leonis should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about 23 Leonis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 23 Leonis
23 Leonis 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 23 Leonis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 23 Leonis in the sky:
Visibility of 23 Leonis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 23 Leonis
The image below is a photograph of 23 Leonis from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of 23 Leonis is 0.028 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 23 Leonis from the Sun and relative movement
23 Leonis is distant 1,852.27 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 23 Leonis
23 Leonis belongs to spectral class M0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 23 Leonis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.