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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:45  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 21:10 south
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48 Leonis Minoris

Altitude: 50.4°   Azimuth: 115.7°   Direction: East-South-East

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

48 Leonis Minoris visual magnitude is 6.2. Because of its reltive faintness, 48 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 48 Leonis Minoris:


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

Altitude: 50.4°
Azimuth: 115.7°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 48 Leonis Minoris

48 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 48 Leonis Minoris are provided in the following table:

10h 54m 42s
+25° 29’ 26”
Leo Minor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 48 Leonis Minoris in the sky:

Finder chart 48 Leonis Minoris star
Simplified finder chart for 48 Leonis Minoris.

Visibility of 48 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 48 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: 64.5°
Max altitude: 64.0°
Azimuth: 295.5°
48 Leonis Minoris is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 48 Leonis Minoris

The image below is a photograph of 48 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 48 Leonis Minoris is -0.054 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 48 Leonis Minoris star
DSS2 image of 48 Leonis Minoris. The red arrow shows the motion of 48 Leonis Minoris during the next 10000 years (-9.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 48 Leonis Minoris from the Sun and relative movement

48 Leonis Minoris is distant 405.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

124.38 pc
405.47 ly
8 km/s
-0.054 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 48 Leonis Minoris

48 Leonis Minoris belongs to spectral class A8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 48 Leonis Minoris is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 48 Leonis Minoris. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 48 Leonis Minoris

48 Leonis Minoris