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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:58 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:09
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65 Leonis

Below the horizon.  Rise: 10:31 | Tran: 16:38 | Set: 22:46
Altitude: -33.5°   Azimuth: 333.7°   Direction: North-North-West

65 Leonis is a variable and double giant star of spectral class G9 in the constellation of Leo.

65 Leonis visual magnitude is 5.52. Because of its faintness, 65 Leonis is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

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.

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);

Apparent Coordinates

11h 08m 09s
+01° 49’ 21”

J2000 Coordinates

11h 06m 54s
+01° 57’ 20”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

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

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



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

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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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/y
-0.086 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's 65 Leonis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 88.0°
Max altitude: 40.5°
Azimuth: 272.0°