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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:51  
SunsetSet: 18:57 south
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85 Leonis

Altitude: 53.6°   Azimuth: 190.1°   Direction: South

85 Leonis is a giant star in the constellation of Leo.

85 Leonis visual magnitude is 5.74. Because of its reltive faintness, 85 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 85 Leonis:


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

Altitude: 53.6°
Azimuth: 190.1°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 85 Leonis

85 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 85 Leonis are provided in the following table:

11h 29m 41s
+15° 24’ 47”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 85 Leonis in the sky:

Finder chart 85 Leonis star
Simplified finder chart for 85 Leonis.

Visibility of 85 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 85 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: 74.6°
Max altitude: 53.9°
Azimuth: 285.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 85 Leonis

The image below is a photograph of 85 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 85 Leonis is -0.028 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.045 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 85 Leonis star
DSS2 image of 85 Leonis. The red arrow shows the motion of 85 Leonis during the next 10000 years (-4.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 85 Leonis from the Sun and relative movement

85 Leonis is distant 435.25 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 29 kilometers per second.

133.51 pc
435.25 ly
-29 km/s
-0.028 arcsec/year
-0.045 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 85 Leonis

85 Leonis belongs to spectral class K4


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 85 Leonis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 85 Leonis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 85 Leonis