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clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:40
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8 Leonis Minoris

Altitude: 64.3°   Azimuth: 241.2°   Direction: West-South-West

8 Leonis Minoris is a variable giant star in the constellation of Leo Minor.

8 Leonis Minoris visual magnitude is 5.37. Because of its reltive faintness, 8 Leonis Minoris 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 8 Leonis Minoris is -0.056 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.102 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 8 Leonis Minoris star
DSS2 image of 8 Leonis Minoris. The red arrow shows the motion of 8 Leonis Minoris during the next 1000 years (-0.93 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.70 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 8 Leonis Minoris

5.37
Giant

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

Altitude: 64.3°
Azimuth: 241.2°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 8 Leonis Minoris

8 Leonis Minoris is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 8 Leonis Minoris are provided in the following table:

09h 31m 32s
+35° 06’ 11”
189.47°
46.93°
Leo Minor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 8 Leonis Minoris in the sky:

Finder chart 8 Leonis Minoris star
Simplified finder chart for 8 Leonis Minoris.

Visibility of 8 Leonis Minoris 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 8 Leonis Minoris 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: 54.9°
Max altitude: 73.6°
Azimuth: 305.1°

Distance of 8 Leonis Minoris from the Sun and relative movement

8 Leonis Minoris is distant 435.83 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 38 kilometers per second.

133.69 pc
435.83 ly
38 km/s
-0.056 arcsec/year
-0.102 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 8 Leonis Minoris

8 Leonis Minoris belongs to spectral class M1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.26
M1III
3749K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 8 Leonis Minoris is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 8 Leonis Minoris. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 8 Leonis Minoris

8 Leonis Minoris
SAO61540
SAO61540