11 Leonis Minoris

Stellar classification



  • X 4
  • Y 28
  • Z -24
→ Sol: 37

Object type

  • Variable of RS CVn type
  • Star
  • Double or multiple star
  • Infra-Red source
  • High proper-motion Star
  • Rotationally variable Star
  • UV-emission source
  • Variable Star
  • X-ray source
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11 Leonis Minoris (11 LMi) is a star system located 37 light years away from Earth, in the northern constellation of Leo Minor. The primary component is a G-type main sequence star of spectral type G8V, which is slightly more massive but slightly dimmer than the Sun. This is an RS Canum Venaticorum variable star with its luminosity varying by 0.033 magnitudes over a period of 18 days. Compared to the Sun, it has more than double the abundance of elements more massive than helium—what astronomers term the star's metallicity.

There is a secondary component, a red dwarf star much dimmer than the primary. It has a highly eccentric orbit ranging from roughly 4 AU to 63 AU from the primary.

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