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13 Lyncis

Altitude: 47.4°   Azimuth: 308.9°   Direction: North-West

13 Lyncis is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Lynx.

13 Lyncis visual magnitude is 5.35. Because of its reltive faintness, 13 Lyncis should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 13 Lyncis:


13 Lyncis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 47.4°
Azimuth: 308.9°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 13 Lyncis

13 Lyncis is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 13 Lyncis are provided in the following table:

06h 46m 49s
+57° 10’ 09”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 13 Lyncis in the sky:

Finder chart 13 Lyncis star
Simplified finder chart for 13 Lyncis.

Visibility of 13 Lyncis from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

13 Lyncis is circumpolar and transits at 01:32 UTC (altitude: 84.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 13 Lyncis

The image below is a photograph of 13 Lyncis from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of 13 Lyncis is 0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.038 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 13 Lyncis star
DSS2 image of 13 Lyncis. The red arrow shows the motion of 13 Lyncis during the next 10000 years (2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 13 Lyncis from the Sun and relative movement

13 Lyncis is distant 207.78 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

63.73 pc
207.78 ly
19 km/s
0.012 arcsec/year
-0.038 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 13 Lyncis

13 Lyncis belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 13 Lyncis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 13 Lyncis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 13 Lyncis