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Zosma

Duhr, Zubra, Delta Leonis, 68 Leonis

Proper NamesZosma, Duhr, Zubra
Bayer DesignationDelta Leonis
Flamsteed Number68 Leonis
HR (BSC)4357
HD97603
ConstellationLeo
Right Ascension11h 15m 9s
Declination+20° 25' 1"
Distance58 light years
18 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +2.6
Absolute: +1.3
Spectral ClassA4V White Main Sequence Star
Optimum VisibilityMarch / April
NotesOne of the stars marking the hindquarters of Leo the Lion, Zosma is a white star more the twice the diameter of the Sun with a unusually rapid rate of rotation. It is potentially a variable of pulsating Delta Scuti classification.

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