21 Leonis Minoris

Stellar classification



  • X 9
  • Y 75
  • Z -52
→ Sol: 92

Object type

  • Variable Star of delta Sct type
  • Star
  • Infra-Red source
  • UV-emission source
  • Variable Star
simbad:* 21 LMi


21 Leonis Minoris is a star in the constellation of Leo Minor. With an apparent magnitude of about 4.5, the star is faintly visible to the naked eye (see Bortle scale). Parallax estimates made by the Hipparcos spacecraft put it at a fairly close distance of about 92.1 light years (28.2 parsecs) away from the Earth. It is considered a member of the Sirius supercluster.

21 Leonis Minoris rotates fairly fast for a star; its projected rotational velocity is estimated to 155 km/s so it must be rotating at least that fast. It has been listed as a fast-rotating spectral standard star for the spectral type of A7V, as opposed to the slow-rotating standard star 2 Hydrae. It is also a Delta Scuti variable, and its apparent magnitude varies from 4.47 to 4.52. 21 Leonis Minoris has an infrared excess, suggesting a debris disk around it.

This article uses material from the Wikipedia article "21 Leonis Minoris", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.