51 Leonis is a giant star in the constellation of Leo.
51 Leonis visual magnitude is 5.49. Because of its reltive faintness, 51 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 51 Leonis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 51 Leonis
51 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 51 Leonis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 51 Leonis in the sky:
Visibility of 51 Leonis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 51 Leonis
The image below is a photograph of 51 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 51 Leonis is 0.097 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.038 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 51 Leonis from the Sun and relative movement
51 Leonis is distant 178.43 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 51 Leonis
51 Leonis belongs to spectral class K3
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 51 Leonis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.