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53 Leonis

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

53 Leonis visual magnitude is 5.34. Because of its reltive faintness, 53 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 53 Leonis:

5.34
Main-sequence
53 Leonis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 45°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 53 Leonis

53 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 53 Leonis are provided in the following table:

10h 49m 15s
+10° 32’ 43”
237°
56.82°
Leo

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 53 Leonis in the sky:

Finder chart 53 Leonis star
Simplified finder chart for 53 Leonis.

Visibility of 53 Leonis from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 53 Leonis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 79.5°
Max altitude: 49.1°
Azimuth: 280.5°
53 Leonis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 53 Leonis

The image below is a photograph of 53 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 53 Leonis is -0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.025 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 53 Leonis star
DSS2 image of 53 Leonis. The red arrow shows the motion of 53 Leonis during the next 10000 years (-0.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 53 Leonis from the Sun and relative movement

53 Leonis is distant 334.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

102.46 pc
334.02 ly
-7 km/s
-0.003 arcsec/year
-0.025 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 53 Leonis

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

0.29
A2V
9766K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 53 Leonis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 53 Leonis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 53 Leonis

SAO99305
SAO99305