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Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationChi Leonis
Flamsteed Number63 Leonis
HR (BSC)4310
Right Ascension11h 5m 1s
Declination+7° 20' 10"
Distance95 light years
29 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.6
Absolute: +2.3
Spectral ClassF2III-IV bright yellow giant
Optimum VisibilityMarch
NotesA giant star in the later stages of its existence, Chi Leonis is hotter and more luminous than the Sun, and has expanded to nearly twice the Sun's diameter. A faint nearby star is likely a binary companion of Chi Leonis; if so, the two stars in the system lie more than 130 AU apart.

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