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75 Leonis

Altitude: 11.2°   Azimuth: 259.0°   Direction: West

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

75 Leonis visual magnitude is 5.18. Because of its reltive faintness, 75 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 75 Leonis is 0.056 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.14 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 75 Leonis star
DSS2 image of 75 Leonis. The red arrow shows the motion of 75 Leonis during the next 1000 years (0.93 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 75 Leonis


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

Altitude: 11.2°
Azimuth: 259.0°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 75 Leonis

75 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 75 Leonis are provided in the following table:

11h 17m 17s
+02° 00’ 38”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 75 Leonis in the sky:

Finder chart 75 Leonis star
Simplified finder chart for 75 Leonis.

Visibility of 75 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 75 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°

Distance of 75 Leonis from the Sun and relative movement

75 Leonis is distant 408.01 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 59 kilometers per second.

125.16 pc
408.01 ly
-59 km/s
0.056 arcsec/year
-0.14 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 75 Leonis

75 Leonis belongs to spectral class M0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 75 Leonis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 75 Leonis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 75 Leonis