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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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λ Orionis (lambda Orionis)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 6:09 | Tran: 12:58 | Set: 19:46
Altitude: -0.1°   Azimuth: 73.8°   Direction: East-North-East

λ Orionis is a variable and multiple hypergiant star of spectral class B0 in the constellation of Orion.

λ Orionis visual magnitude is 5.61. Because of its faintness, λ Orionis is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of λ Orionis

Finder chart λ Orionis (lambda Orionis) star
Simplified finder chart for λ Orionis (lambda Orionis).

λ Orionis 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 Orionis are provided in the following table:

05h 35m 08s
+09° 56’ 06”
Image of λ Orionis (lambda Orionis) star
DSS2 image of λ Orionis. The red arrow shows the motion of λ Orionis during the next 100000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about λ Orionis


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


λ Orionis star system properties

λ Orionis 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 λ Orionis double sysyem:

4.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of λ Orionis

λ Orionis
(lambda Orionis)

Visibility of λ Orionis from your location

Today's λ Orionis (lambda Orionis) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 80.1°
Max altitude: 48.5°
Azimuth: 279.9°