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89 Leonis

89 Leonis is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Leo.

89 Leonis visual magnitude is 5.77. Because of its reltive faintness, 89 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 89 Leonis:

89 Leonis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 89 Leonis

89 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 89 Leonis are provided in the following table:

11h 34m 22s
+03° 03’ 36”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 89 Leonis in the sky:

Finder chart 89 Leonis star
Simplified finder chart for 89 Leonis.

Visibility of 89 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 89 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: 86.9°
Max altitude: 41.6°
Azimuth: 273.1°
89 Leonis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 89 Leonis

The image below is a photograph of 89 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 89 Leonis is -0.182 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.104 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 89 Leonis star
DSS2 image of 89 Leonis. The red arrow shows the motion of 89 Leonis during the next 1000 years (-3.03 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.73 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 89 Leonis from the Sun and relative movement

89 Leonis is distant 86.59 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

26.56 pc
86.59 ly
3 km/s
-0.182 arcsec/year
-0.104 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 89 Leonis

89 Leonis belongs to spectral class F5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 89 Leonis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 89 Leonis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 89 Leonis