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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 15 Lyncis in the sky:
Visibility of 15 Lyncis from your location
15 Lyncis is circumpolar and transits at 14:52 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.
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.
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.
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: