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ν Leporis (nu Leporis)

Altitude: 3.3°   Azimuth: 245.4°   Direction: West-South-West

ν Leporis is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Lepus.

ν Leporis visual magnitude is 5.3. Because of its reltive faintness, ν Leporis should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of ν Leporis is -0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ν Leporis (nu Leporis) star
DSS2 image of ν Leporis. The red arrow shows the motion of ν Leporis during the next 100000 years (-10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 15.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ν Leporis


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

Altitude: 3.3°
Azimuth: 245.4°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ν Leporis

ν 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 ν Leporis are provided in the following table:

05h 19m 59s
-12° 18’ 56”

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

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

Visibility of ν Leporis 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 Leporis (nu Leporis) 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: 102.3°
Max altitude: 26.2°
Azimuth: 257.7°

Distance of ν Leporis from the Sun and relative movement

ν Leporis is distant 331.64 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

101.73 pc
331.64 ly
16 km/s
-0.006 arcsec/year
0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ν Leporis

ν Leporis belongs to spectral class B7 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


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

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

Alternative designations of ν Leporis

ν Leporis
(nu Leporis)