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58 Leonis

58 Leonis is a giant star in the constellation of Leo.

58 Leonis visual magnitude is 4.84. Because of its moderate brightness, 58 Leonis should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 58 Leonis:

58 Leonis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 20°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 58 Leonis

58 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 58 Leonis are provided in the following table:

11h 00m 33s
+03° 37’ 03”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 58 Leonis in the sky:

Finder chart 58 Leonis star
Simplified finder chart for 58 Leonis.

Visibility of 58 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 58 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: 86.4°
Max altitude: 42.1°
Azimuth: 273.6°
58 Leonis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 58 Leonis

The image below is a photograph of 58 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 58 Leonis is 0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 58 Leonis star
DSS2 image of 58 Leonis. The red arrow shows the motion of 58 Leonis during the next 10000 years (2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 58 Leonis from the Sun and relative movement

58 Leonis is distant 341.72 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

104.82 pc
341.72 ly
6 km/s
0.014 arcsec/year
-0.016 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 58 Leonis

58 Leonis belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 58 Leonis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 58 Leonis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 58 Leonis