Chertan - θ Leonis (theta Leonis)
Chertan, also designated as θ Leonis (theta Leonis), is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Leo.
Chertan visual magnitude is 3.34. Because of its moderate brightness, Chertan 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 Chertan:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Chertan
Chertan 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 Chertan are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Chertan in the sky:
Visibility of Chertan from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Chertan
The image below is a photograph of Chertan 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 Chertan is -0.061 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.079 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Chertan from the Sun and relative movement
Chertan is distant 177.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Chertan
Chertan belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Chertan is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.