61 Leonis is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Leo.
61 Leonis visual magnitude is 4.74. Because of its moderate brightness, 61 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 61 Leonis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 61 Leonis
61 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 61 Leonis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 61 Leonis in the sky:
Visibility of 61 Leonis from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's 61 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 61 Leonis
The image below is a photograph of 61 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 61 Leonis is 0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.038 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 61 Leonis from the Sun and relative movement
61 Leonis is distant 514.20 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 61 Leonis
61 Leonis belongs to spectral class M0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 61 Leonis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.