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14 Lyncis

14 Lyncis is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Lynx.

14 Lyncis visual magnitude is 5.33. Because of its reltive faintness, 14 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 14 Lyncis:

5.33
Giant
14 Lyncis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 48°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 14 Lyncis

14 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 14 Lyncis are provided in the following table:

06h 53m 05s
+59° 26’ 54”
156.54°
23.32°
Lynx

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 14 Lyncis in the sky:

Finder chart 14 Lyncis star
Simplified finder chart for 14 Lyncis.

Visibility of 14 Lyncis from your location

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

14 Lyncis is circumpolar and transits at 11:51 UTC (altitude: 82.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 14 Lyncis

The image below is a photograph of 14 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 14 Lyncis is -0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.039 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 14 Lyncis star
DSS2 image of 14 Lyncis. The red arrow shows the motion of 14 Lyncis during the next 10000 years (-1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 14 Lyncis from the Sun and relative movement

14 Lyncis is distant 440.54 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

135.14 pc
440.54 ly
13 km/s
-0.006 arcsec/year
-0.039 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 14 Lyncis

14 Lyncis belongs to spectral class G4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.32
G4III
5778K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 14 Lyncis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 14 Lyncis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

14 Lyncis star system properties

14 Lyncis is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 14 Lyncis double sysyem:

5.33
6.33
1
0.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of 14 Lyncis

SAO26012
SAO26012