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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:47  
clear_day Transit: 12:50  
SunsetSet: 18:52 south
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60 Leonis

Altitude: 20.3°   Azimuth: 277.3°   Direction: West

60 Leonis is a star in the constellation of Leo.

60 Leonis visual magnitude is 4.42. Because of its moderate brightness, 60 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 60 Leonis:


60 Leonis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 20.3°
Azimuth: 277.3°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 60 Leonis

60 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 60 Leonis are provided in the following table:

11h 02m 19s
+20° 10’ 46”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 60 Leonis in the sky:

Finder chart 60 Leonis star
Simplified finder chart for 60 Leonis.

Visibility of 60 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 60 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: 69.8°
Max altitude: 58.7°
Azimuth: 290.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 60 Leonis

The image below is a photograph of 60 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 60 Leonis is -0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.042 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 60 Leonis star
DSS2 image of 60 Leonis. The red arrow shows the motion of 60 Leonis during the next 10000 years (-1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 7.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 60 Leonis from the Sun and relative movement

60 Leonis is distant 123.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

37.92 pc
123.63 ly
-10 km/s
-0.006 arcsec/year
0.042 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 60 Leonis

60 Leonis belongs to spectral class A1


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 60 Leonis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 60 Leonis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 60 Leonis