Beta Leonis


Distance (Light Years) 36.2 ± 0.4
Apparent Magnitude 2.14
Color (B-V)0.09

Names For This Star

This star is also known as Deneb Aleet. The name of the star derives from the Arabic name Al Dhanab al Asad, "The Lion's Tail."

Description of the Star

Denebola is a white A3V main sequence star. The star is 1.5 times the diameter of the sun about 15 times as luminous. The spectral type implies an effective temperature of 9100 K. The luminosity suggests a mass about 2.3 times the mass of the sun.

Denebola is a double star. The physically related B component is of Apparent Magnitude 15.7. The star is separated by 40 arc sec from the primary corresponding to a projected separation of 440 AU, that is 11 times the radius of the solar system out to Pluto.

Other Designations For This Star


94 Leonis

Hipparcos Identifier (HIP Number)


Harvard Revised (HR Number)


Henry Draper Catalog (HD Number)


Bonner Durchmusterung (BD Number)

BD+15 2383
Smithsonian Astrophysical
Observatory compendium (SAO Number)

Fundamental Katalog (FK5 Number)



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Dept. of Physics, Astronomy, and Engineering Science,
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