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δ Leporis (delta Leporis)

Altitude: -36.1°   Azimuth: 78.0°   Direction: East-North-East

δ Leporis is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Lepus.

δ Leporis visual magnitude is 3.81. Because of its moderate brightness, δ Leporis 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 δ Leporis:


δ Leporis (delta Leporis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -36.1°
Azimuth: 78.0°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of δ Leporis

δ Leporis 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 δ Leporis are provided in the following table:

05h 51m 19s
-20° 52’ 45”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of δ Leporis in the sky:

Finder chart δ Leporis (delta Leporis) star
Simplified finder chart for δ Leporis (delta Leporis).

Visibility of δ Leporis 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 δ Leporis (delta Leporis) 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: 110.9°
Max altitude: 17.6°
Azimuth: 249.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of δ Leporis

The image below is a photograph of δ Leporis 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 δ Leporis is 0.227 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.649 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of δ Leporis (delta Leporis) star
DSS2 image of δ Leporis. The red arrow shows the motion of δ Leporis during the next 1000 years (3.78 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.82 arcmin in declination);

Distance of δ Leporis from the Sun and relative movement

δ Leporis is distant 112.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 99 kilometers per second.

34.42 pc
112.22 ly
99 km/s
0.227 arcsec/year
-0.649 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of δ Leporis

δ Leporis belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


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

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

Alternative designations of δ Leporis

δ Leporis
(delta Leporis)