55 Leonis is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Leo.
55 Leonis visual magnitude is 5.91. Because of its reltive faintness, 55 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 55 Leonis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 55 Leonis
55 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 55 Leonis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 55 Leonis in the sky:
Visibility of 55 Leonis from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's 55 Leonis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 55 Leonis
The image below is a photograph of 55 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 55 Leonis is 0.106 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 55 Leonis from the Sun and relative movement
55 Leonis is distant 142.67 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 55 Leonis
55 Leonis belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 55 Leonis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
55 Leonis star system properties
55 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 55 Leonis double sysyem: