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north SunriseRise: 4:45  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
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33 Leonis Minoris

Altitude: -5.9°   Azimuth: 354.4°   Direction: North

33 Leonis Minoris is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Leo Minor.

33 Leonis Minoris visual magnitude is 5.9. Because of its reltive faintness, 33 Leonis Minoris 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 33 Leonis Minoris:


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

Altitude: -5.9°
Azimuth: 354.4°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 33 Leonis Minoris

33 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 33 Leonis Minoris are provided in the following table:

10h 31m 51s
+32° 22’ 45”
Leo Minor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 33 Leonis Minoris in the sky:

Finder chart 33 Leonis Minoris star
Simplified finder chart for 33 Leonis Minoris.

Visibility of 33 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 33 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: 57.6°
Max altitude: 70.9°
Azimuth: 302.4°
33 Leonis Minoris is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 33 Leonis Minoris

The image below is a photograph of 33 Leonis Minoris 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 33 Leonis Minoris is 0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 33 Leonis Minoris star
DSS2 image of 33 Leonis Minoris. The red arrow shows the motion of 33 Leonis Minoris during the next 10000 years (2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 33 Leonis Minoris from the Sun and relative movement

33 Leonis Minoris is distant 244.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

75.02 pc
244.56 ly
-15 km/s
0.015 arcsec/year
0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 33 Leonis Minoris

33 Leonis Minoris belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 33 Leonis Minoris is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 33 Leonis Minoris. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

33 Leonis Minoris star system properties

33 Leonis Minoris is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 33 Leonis Minoris double sysyem:

43.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of 33 Leonis Minoris

33 Leonis Minoris