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69 Leonis

Altitude: -0.7°   Azimuth: 270.8°   Direction: West

69 Leonis is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Leo.

69 Leonis visual magnitude is 5.42. Because of its reltive faintness, 69 Leonis should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of 69 Leonis is -0.043 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 69 Leonis star
DSS2 image of 69 Leonis. The red arrow shows the motion of 69 Leonis during the next 10000 years (-7.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 69 Leonis


69 Leonis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -0.7°
Azimuth: 270.8°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 69 Leonis

69 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 69 Leonis are provided in the following table:

11h 13m 45s
-00° 04’ 10”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 69 Leonis in the sky:

Finder chart 69 Leonis star
Simplified finder chart for 69 Leonis.

Visibility of 69 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 69 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: 90.1°
Max altitude: 38.5°
Azimuth: 269.9°

Distance of 69 Leonis from the Sun and relative movement

69 Leonis is distant 476.61 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

146.20 pc
476.61 ly
5 km/s
-0.043 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 69 Leonis

69 Leonis belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 69 Leonis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 69 Leonis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 69 Leonis