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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of κ Leporis in the sky:
Visibility of κ Leporis from your location
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.
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.
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.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where κ Leporis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
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: