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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:59 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:08
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Arneb - α Leporis (alpha Leporis)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 6:39 | Tran: 11:02 | Set: 15:26
Alt: 10.91°   Az: 222.08°   Direction: South-West

Arneb, also designated as α Leporis (alpha Leporis), is a variable and multiple hypergiant star of spectral class F0 in the constellation of Lepus.

Arneb visual magnitude is 2.58, making it the 96th brightest star in the sky. Because of its brightness, Arneb is clearly visible to the naked eye when observed from locations with dark skies, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.

Arneb 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 Arneb - α Leporis (alpha Leporis) star
DSS2 image of Arneb. The red arrow shows the motion of Arneb during the next 100000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.33 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


05h 33m 48s
-17° 48’ 22”
02h 54m 53s


05h 32m 43s
-17° 49’ 19”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart Arneb - α Leporis (alpha Leporis) star
Simplified finder chart for Arneb - α Leporis (alpha Leporis).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



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

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

Star System Properties

Arneb is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the Arneb double sysyem:

35.8 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

Arneb is distant 1,283.46 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

393.70 pc
1,283.46 ly
24 km/s
0.001 arcsec/y
0.002 "/y

Alternative Designations

α Leporis
(alpha Leporis)

Visibility from Your Location

Today's Arneb - α Leporis (alpha Leporis) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 107.8°
Max altitude: 20.7°
Azimuth: 252.2°