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65 Leonis

Altitude: 2.5°   Azimuth: 270.0°   Direction: West

65 Leonis is a variable and double giant star in the constellation of Leo.

65 Leonis visual magnitude is 5.52. Because of its reltive faintness, 65 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 65 Leonis:


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

Altitude: 2.5°
Azimuth: 270.0°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 65 Leonis

65 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 65 Leonis are provided in the following table:

11h 06m 54s
+01° 57’ 20”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 65 Leonis in the sky:

Finder chart 65 Leonis star
Simplified finder chart for 65 Leonis.

Visibility of 65 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 65 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: 88.0°
Max altitude: 40.5°
Azimuth: 272.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 65 Leonis

The image below is a photograph of 65 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 65 Leonis is -0.383 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.086 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 65 Leonis star
DSS2 image of 65 Leonis. The red arrow shows the motion of 65 Leonis during the next 1000 years (-6.38 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.43 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 65 Leonis from the Sun and relative movement

65 Leonis is distant 203.12 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 55 kilometers per second.

62.31 pc
203.12 ly
55 km/s
-0.383 arcsec/year
-0.086 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 65 Leonis

65 Leonis belongs to spectral class G9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 65 Leonis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 65 Leonis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

65 Leonis star system properties

65 Leonis is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 65 Leonis double sysyem:

2.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of 65 Leonis