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62 Leonis

Altitude: 25.0°   Azimuth: 125.9°   Direction: South-East

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

62 Leonis visual magnitude is 5.95. Because of its reltive faintness, 62 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 62 Leonis:


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

Altitude: 25.0°
Azimuth: 125.9°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 62 Leonis

62 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 62 Leonis are provided in the following table:

11h 03m 36s
-00° 00’ 02”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 62 Leonis in the sky:

Finder chart 62 Leonis star
Simplified finder chart for 62 Leonis.

Visibility of 62 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 62 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: 90.0°
Max altitude: 38.5°
Azimuth: 270.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 62 Leonis

The image below is a photograph of 62 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 62 Leonis is -0.057 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 62 Leonis star
DSS2 image of 62 Leonis. The red arrow shows the motion of 62 Leonis during the next 10000 years (-9.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 62 Leonis from the Sun and relative movement

62 Leonis is distant 557.26 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

170.94 pc
557.26 ly
-8 km/s
-0.057 arcsec/year
0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 62 Leonis

62 Leonis belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 62 Leonis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 62 Leonis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 62 Leonis