88 Leonis is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Leo.
88 Leonis visual magnitude is 6.2. Because of its reltive faintness, 88 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 88 Leonis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 88 Leonis
88 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 88 Leonis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 88 Leonis in the sky:
Visibility of 88 Leonis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 88 Leonis
The image below is a photograph of 88 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 88 Leonis is -0.33 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.189 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 88 Leonis from the Sun and relative movement
88 Leonis is distant 75.08 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 88 Leonis
88 Leonis belongs to spectral class G0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 88 Leonis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
88 Leonis star system properties
88 Leonis is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 88 Leonis double sysyem: