ε Leonis (epsilon Leonis)
ε Leonis is a variable bright giant star in the constellation of Leo.
ε Leonis visual magnitude is 2.98. Thanks to its high brightness, ε Leonis is clearly visible when observed from locations with dark skyes, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.
The table below summarizes the key facts about ε Leonis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ε Leonis
ε 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 ε Leonis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of ε Leonis in the sky:
Visibility of ε Leonis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of ε Leonis
The image below is a photograph of ε Leonis 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 ε Leonis is -0.046 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of ε Leonis from the Sun and relative movement
ε Leonis is distant 250.58 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of ε Leonis
ε Leonis belongs to spectral class G1 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where ε Leonis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.