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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 65 Leonis in the sky:
Visibility of 65 Leonis from your location
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.
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.
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.
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: