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κ Leporis (kappa Leporis)

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

κ Leporis visual magnitude is 4.36. Because of its moderate brightness, κ 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 κ Leporis:

4.36
Main-sequence
κ Leporis (kappa Leporis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of κ Leporis

κ 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 κ Leporis are provided in the following table:

05h 13m 13s
-12° 56’ 29”
213.88°
-27.55°
Lepus

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

Finder chart κ Leporis (kappa Leporis) star
Simplified finder chart for κ Leporis (kappa Leporis).

Visibility of κ Leporis from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 102.9°
Max altitude: 25.6°
Azimuth: 257.1°
κ Leporis (kappa Leporis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of κ Leporis

The image below is a photograph of κ 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 κ Leporis is -0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of κ Leporis (kappa Leporis) star
DSS2 image of κ Leporis. The red arrow shows the motion of κ Leporis during the next 10000 years (-2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of κ Leporis from the Sun and relative movement

κ Leporis is distant 559.18 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

171.53 pc
559.18 ly
18 km/s
-0.014 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of κ Leporis

κ Leporis belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

-1.81
B9V
11573K

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

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

κ Leporis star system properties

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

4.36
7.06
2.7
2.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of κ Leporis

κ Leporis
(kappa Leporis)
SAO150239
SAO150239