β Leonis Minoris (beta Leonis Minoris)
β Leonis Minoris is a double giant star in the constellation of Leo Minor.
β Leonis Minoris visual magnitude is 4.21. Because of its moderate brightness, β Leonis Minoris 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 β Leonis Minoris:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of β Leonis Minoris
β Leonis Minoris is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of β Leonis Minoris are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of β Leonis Minoris in the sky:
Visibility of β Leonis Minoris from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of β Leonis Minoris
The image below is a photograph of β Leonis Minoris 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 β Leonis Minoris is -0.118 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.101 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of β Leonis Minoris from the Sun and relative movement
β Leonis Minoris is distant 145.93 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of β Leonis Minoris
β Leonis Minoris belongs to spectral class G9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where β Leonis Minoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
β Leonis Minoris star system properties
β Leonis Minoris 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 β Leonis Minoris double sysyem: