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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:48  ☀️ Transit: 13:04  🌅 Sunset: 19:21

15 Lyncis

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

15 Lyncis visual magnitude is 4.35. Because of its moderate brightness, 15 Lyncis should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 15 Lyncis:

15 Lyncis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 68°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 15 Lyncis

15 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 15 Lyncis are provided in the following table:

06h 57m 16s
+58° 25’ 20”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 15 Lyncis in the sky:

Finder chart 15 Lyncis star
Simplified finder chart for 15 Lyncis.

Visibility of 15 Lyncis from your location

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

15 Lyncis is circumpolar and transits at 18:37 UTC (altitude: 83.1°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 15 Lyncis

The image below is a photograph of 15 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 15 Lyncis is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.135 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 15 Lyncis star
DSS2 image of 15 Lyncis. The red arrow shows the motion of 15 Lyncis during the next 1000 years (-0.08 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.25 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 15 Lyncis from the Sun and relative movement

15 Lyncis is distant 170.32 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

52.25 pc
170.32 ly
9 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/year
-0.135 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 15 Lyncis

15 Lyncis belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 15 Lyncis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 15 Lyncis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

15 Lyncis star system properties

15 Lyncis is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 15 Lyncis double sysyem:

0.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of 15 Lyncis