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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

ι Leporis (iota Leporis)

ι Leporis is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Lepus.

ι Leporis visual magnitude is 4.45. Because of its moderate brightness, ι 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 ι Leporis:

ι Leporis (iota Leporis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ι Leporis

ι 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 ι Leporis are provided in the following table:

05h 12m 17s
-11° 52’ 09”

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

Finder chart ι Leporis (iota Leporis) star
Simplified finder chart for ι Leporis (iota Leporis).

Visibility of ι Leporis from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's ι Leporis (iota Leporis) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 101.9°
Max altitude: 26.7°
Azimuth: 258.1°
ι Leporis (iota Leporis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of ι Leporis

The image below is a photograph of ι 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 ι Leporis is 0.027 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ι Leporis (iota Leporis) star
DSS2 image of ι Leporis. The red arrow shows the motion of ι Leporis during the next 10000 years (4.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of ι Leporis from the Sun and relative movement

ι Leporis is distant 240.95 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.

73.91 pc
240.95 ly
25 km/s
0.027 arcsec/year
-0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ι Leporis

ι Leporis belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

ι Leporis star system properties

ι Leporis is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the ι Leporis double sysyem:

12.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of ι Leporis

ι Leporis
(iota Leporis)