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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
wb_twilight   (Nautical Twilight)   What's Visible Now?

ω Leonis (omega Leonis)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 9:54 | Tran: 16:38 | Set: 23:22
Altitude: -26.9°   Azimuth: 337.1°   Direction: North-North-West

ω Leonis is a double main-sequence star of spectral class F9 in the constellation of Leo.

ω Leonis visual magnitude is 5.41. Because of its faintness, ω Leonis 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 ω Leonis

Finder chart ω Leonis (omega Leonis) star
Simplified finder chart for ω Leonis (omega Leonis).

ω 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 ω Leonis are provided in the following table:

09h 28m 27s
+09° 03’ 24”
Image of ω Leonis (omega Leonis) star
DSS2 image of ω Leonis. The red arrow shows the motion of ω Leonis during the next 10000 years (9.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ω Leonis


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

ω Leonis star system properties

ω Leonis is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the ω Leonis double sysyem:

0.5 arcsec

Distance of ω Leonis from the Sun and relative movement

ω Leonis is distant 112.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

34.42 pc
112.22 ly
-6 km/s
0.055 arcsec/year
-0.004 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of ω Leonis

ω Leonis
(omega Leonis)

Visibility of ω Leonis from your location

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

Azimuth: 80.9°
Max altitude: 47.6°
Azimuth: 279.1°