42 Leonis is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Leo.
42 Leonis visual magnitude is 6.12. Because of its reltive faintness, 42 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 42 Leonis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 42 Leonis
42 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 42 Leonis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 42 Leonis in the sky:
Visibility of 42 Leonis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 42 Leonis
The image below is a photograph of 42 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 42 Leonis is -0.035 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 42 Leonis from the Sun and relative movement
42 Leonis is distant 475.91 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 42 Leonis
42 Leonis belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 42 Leonis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.