59 Leonis is a double giant star in the constellation of Leo.
59 Leonis visual magnitude is 4.99. Because of its moderate brightness, 59 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 59 Leonis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 59 Leonis
59 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 59 Leonis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 59 Leonis in the sky:
Visibility of 59 Leonis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 59 Leonis
The image below is a photograph of 59 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 59 Leonis is -0.048 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.
Distance of 59 Leonis from the Sun and relative movement
59 Leonis is distant 150.86 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 59 Leonis
59 Leonis belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 59 Leonis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
59 Leonis star system properties
59 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 59 Leonis double sysyem: