γ2 Leonis (gamma2 Leonis)
γ2 Leonis is a variable and multiple giant star in the constellation of Leo.
γ2 Leonis visual magnitude is 3.8. Because of its moderate brightness, γ2 Leonis 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 γ2 Leonis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of γ2 Leonis
γ2 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 γ2 Leonis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of γ2 Leonis in the sky:
Visibility of γ2 Leonis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of γ2 Leonis
The image below is a photograph of γ2 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 γ2 Leonis is 0.312 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.169 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Spectral properties of γ2 Leonis
γ2 Leonis belongs to spectral class G7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
γ2 Leonis star system properties
γ2 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 γ2 Leonis double sysyem: