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γ2 Leonis (gamma2 Leonis)

Altitude: -18.6°   Azimuth: 4.5°   Direction: North

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:


γ2 Leonis (gamma2 Leonis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -18.6°
Azimuth: 4.5°
Direction: North

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:

10h 19m 58s
+19° 50’ 26”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of γ2 Leonis in the sky:

Finder chart γ2 Leonis (gamma2 Leonis) star
Simplified finder chart for γ2 Leonis (gamma2 Leonis).

Visibility of γ2 Leonis 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 γ2 Leonis (gamma2 Leonis) 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: 70.2°
Max altitude: 58.4°
Azimuth: 289.8°

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.

Image of γ2 Leonis (gamma2 Leonis) star
DSS2 image of γ2 Leonis. The red arrow shows the motion of γ2 Leonis during the next 1000 years (5.20 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.82 arcmin in declination);

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:

4.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of γ2 Leonis

γ2 Leonis
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