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Zeta Leonis
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Leo
Right ascension 10h 16m 41.42s
Declination +23° 25' 02.3"
Apparent magnitude (V) 3.44
Characteristics
Spectral type F0 III
U-B color index 0.20
B-V color index 0.29
Astrometry
Radial velocity (Rv) −15.6 km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: 19.84 mas/yr
Dec.: −7.30 mas/yr
Parallax (π) 12.56 ± 0.78 mas
Distance ~260 (240–280) ly
(~80 (75–85) pc)
Other designations
ζ Leo, 36 Leo, HD 89025, HR 4031, BD+24°2209, and HIP 50335
Database references
SIMBAD data

Zeta Leonis (ζ Leo / ζ Leonis) is a star in the constellation Leo. It has the traditional name Adhafera (Aldhafera, Adhafara), from the Arabic الضفيرة al-ðafīrah "the braid/curl (of the mane)".

Aldhafera belongs to the spectral class F0 and has apparent magnitude +3.44 and a distance of 260 light years from the Sun.


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