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34 Leonis

Altitude: 14.9°   Azimuth: 87.2°   Direction: East

34 Leonis is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Leo.

34 Leonis visual magnitude is 6.44. Because of its reltive faintness, 34 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 34 Leonis:


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

Altitude: 14.9°
Azimuth: 87.2°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 34 Leonis

34 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 34 Leonis are provided in the following table:

10h 11m 38s
+13° 21’ 18”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 34 Leonis in the sky:

Finder chart 34 Leonis star
Simplified finder chart for 34 Leonis.

Visibility of 34 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 34 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: 76.6°
Max altitude: 51.9°
Azimuth: 283.4°
34 Leonis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 34 Leonis

The image below is a photograph of 34 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 34 Leonis is 0.04 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.036 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 34 Leonis star
DSS2 image of 34 Leonis. The red arrow shows the motion of 34 Leonis during the next 10000 years (6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 34 Leonis from the Sun and relative movement

34 Leonis is distant 224.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

69.01 pc
224.98 ly
-16 km/s
0.04 arcsec/year
-0.036 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 34 Leonis

34 Leonis belongs to spectral class F7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 34 Leonis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 34 Leonis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

34 Leonis star system properties

34 Leonis 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 34 Leonis double sysyem:

0.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of 34 Leonis