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ν Leonis (nu Leonis)

Altitude: 22.3°   Azimuth: 98.1°   Direction: East

ν Leonis is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Leo.

ν Leonis visual magnitude is 5.26. Because of its reltive faintness, ν Leonis should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of ν Leonis is -0.025 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 ν Leonis (nu Leonis) star
DSS2 image of ν Leonis. The red arrow shows the motion of ν Leonis during the next 10000 years (-4.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ν Leonis


ν Leonis (nu Leonis) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 22.3°
Azimuth: 98.1°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ν Leonis

ν Leonis 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 ν Leonis are provided in the following table:

09h 58m 13s
+12° 26’ 40”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ν Leonis in the sky:

Finder chart ν Leonis (nu Leonis) star
Simplified finder chart for ν Leonis (nu Leonis).

Visibility of ν Leonis from your location

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

Today's ν Leonis (nu Leonis) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 77.6°
Max altitude: 51.0°
Azimuth: 282.4°

Distance of ν Leonis from the Sun and relative movement

ν Leonis is distant 529.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

162.34 pc
529.22 ly
14 km/s
-0.025 arcsec/year
-0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ν Leonis

ν Leonis belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where ν Leonis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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

Alternative designations of ν Leonis

ν Leonis
(nu Leonis)