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Chort, Coxa, Theta Leonis, 70 Leonis

Proper NamesChertan, Chort, Coxa
Bayer DesignationTheta Leonis
Flamsteed Number70 Leonis
HR (BSC)4359
Right Ascension11h 14m 14s
Declination+15° 25' 46"
Distance165 light years
51 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +3.32
Absolute: -0.20
Spectral ClassA2V white main sequence star
Optimum VisibilityMarch / April
NotesA young, hot star forming part of the body of Leo the Lion, Chertan has more than twice the mass of the Sun, and more than four times its diameter. It approaches twice the Sun's temperature, hence its white colour, and shines more than a hundred times more luminously.

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