λ Leporis (lambda Leporis)
λ Leporis is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Lepus.
λ Leporis visual magnitude is 4.29. Because of its moderate brightness, λ 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 proper motion of λ Leporis is -0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Key facts about λ Leporis
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of λ Leporis
λ 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 λ Leporis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of λ Leporis in the sky:
Visibility of λ Leporis from your location
Today's λ Leporis (lambda Leporis) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Distance of λ Leporis from the Sun and relative movement
λ Leporis is distant 1,075.91 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of λ Leporis
λ Leporis belongs to spectral class B0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where λ Leporis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.