DP Leonis has alternative name(s) :- DP Leo.
More details on objects' alternative names can be found at Star Names .
The location of the star in the night sky is determined by the Right Ascension (R.A.) and Declination (Dec.), these are equivalent to the Longitude and Latitude on the Earth. The Right Ascension is how far expressed in time (hh:mm:ss) the star is along the celestial equator. If the R.A. is positive then its eastwards. The Declination is how far north or south the object is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For DP Leonis, the location is 11h 17m 16.00 and 17° 57` 41.00 .
DP Leonis has a spectral type of AM Her. This means the star is a blue - white star.
DP Leonis has an apparent magnitude of 17.50 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. Magnitude, whether it be apparent/visual or absolute magnitude is measured by a number, the smaller the number, the brighter the Star is. Our own Sun is the brightest star and therefore has the lowest of all magnitudes, -26.74. A faint star will have a high number.
|Primary / Proper / Traditional Name||DP Leonis|
|Alternative Names||DP Leo|
|Spectral Type||AM Her|
|Constellation's Main Star||No|
|Multiple Star System||No / Unknown|
|Visual / Apparent Magnitude||17.50|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires 8m Telescope - Magnitudes|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||11h 17m 16.00|
|Declination (Dec.)||17° 57` 41.00|
|Name||Status||Mass (Jupiters)||Orbital Period (Days)||Eccentricity||Discovered||Semi-Major Axis||Periastron|
|DP Leo b||Confirmed||0.47||10230.000||0.39||2009||8.19||282.000|
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