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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:59 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:08
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85 Leonis

Above the horizon.  Rise: 9:41 | Tran: 16:58 | Set: 0:16
Alt: 46.61°   Az: 135.49°   Direction: South-East

85 Leonis is a giant star of spectral class K4 in the constellation of Leo.

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

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.

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);

Celestial Coordinates


11h 30m 58s
+15° 16’ 40”
22h 00m 13s


11h 29m 41s
+15° 24’ 47”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

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

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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/y
-0.045 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's 85 Leonis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 74.7°
Max altitude: 53.8°
Azimuth: 285.3°