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93 Leonis

Altitude: 16.7°   Azimuth: 78.3°   Direction: East-North-East

93 Leonis is a variable and double giant star in the constellation of Leo.

93 Leonis visual magnitude is 4.53. Because of its moderate brightness, 93 Leonis should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 93 Leonis:


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

Altitude: 16.7°
Azimuth: 78.3°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 93 Leonis

93 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 93 Leonis are provided in the following table:

11h 47m 59s
+20° 13’ 08”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 93 Leonis in the sky:

Finder chart 93 Leonis star
Simplified finder chart for 93 Leonis.

Visibility of 93 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 93 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: 69.8°
Max altitude: 58.7°
Azimuth: 290.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 93 Leonis

The image below is a photograph of 93 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 93 Leonis is -0.149 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 93 Leonis star
DSS2 image of 93 Leonis. The red arrow shows the motion of 93 Leonis during the next 1000 years (-2.48 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.05 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 93 Leonis from the Sun and relative movement

93 Leonis is distant 226.39 light years from the Sun

69.44 pc
226.39 ly
-0.149 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 93 Leonis

93 Leonis belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 93 Leonis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 93 Leonis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

93 Leonis star system properties

93 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 93 Leonis double sysyem:

74.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of 93 Leonis