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49 Leonis

Altitude: -0.1°   Azimuth: 75.8°   Direction: East-North-East

49 Leonis is a variable and multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Leo.

49 Leonis visual magnitude is 5.67. Because of its reltive faintness, 49 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 49 Leonis:


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

Altitude: -0.1°
Azimuth: 75.8°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 49 Leonis

49 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 49 Leonis are provided in the following table:

10h 35m 02s
+08° 39’ 01”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 49 Leonis in the sky:

Finder chart 49 Leonis star
Simplified finder chart for 49 Leonis.

Visibility of 49 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 49 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: 81.3°
Max altitude: 47.2°
Azimuth: 278.7°
49 Leonis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 49 Leonis

The image below is a photograph of 49 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 49 Leonis is -0.055 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 49 Leonis star
DSS2 image of 49 Leonis. The red arrow shows the motion of 49 Leonis during the next 10000 years (-9.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 49 Leonis from the Sun and relative movement

49 Leonis is distant 462.41 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

141.84 pc
462.41 ly
17 km/s
-0.055 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 49 Leonis

49 Leonis belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 49 Leonis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 49 Leonis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

49 Leonis star system properties

49 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 49 Leonis double sysyem:

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Alternative designations of 49 Leonis