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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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χ Leonis (chi Leonis)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 11:24 | Tran: 17:59 | Set: 0:34
Altitude: -4.9°   Azimuth: 71.7°   Direction: East-North-East

χ Leonis is a variable and multiple giant star of spectral class F2 in the constellation of Leo.

χ Leonis visual magnitude is 4.63. Because of its moderate brightness, χ Leonis is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of χ Leonis

Finder chart χ Leonis (chi Leonis) star
Simplified finder chart for χ Leonis (chi Leonis).

χ 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 χ Leonis are provided in the following table:

11h 05m 00s
+07° 20’ 09”
Image of χ Leonis (chi Leonis) star
DSS2 image of χ Leonis. The red arrow shows the motion of χ Leonis during the next 1000 years (-5.68 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.78 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about χ Leonis


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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

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

χ Leonis star system properties

χ 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 χ Leonis double sysyem:

276.4 arcsec

Distance of χ Leonis from the Sun and relative movement

χ Leonis is distant 94.38 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

28.95 pc
94.38 ly
5 km/s
-0.341 arcsec/year
-0.047 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of χ Leonis

χ Leonis
(chi Leonis)

Visibility of χ Leonis from your location

Today's χ Leonis (chi Leonis) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 82.7°
Max altitude: 45.9°
Azimuth: 277.3°