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16 Lyncis

Altitude: 38.9°   Azimuth: 296.6°   Direction: West-North-West

16 Lyncis is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Lynx.

16 Lyncis visual magnitude is 4.9. Because of its moderate brightness, 16 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 16 Lyncis:


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

Altitude: 38.9°
Azimuth: 296.6°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 16 Lyncis

16 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 16 Lyncis are provided in the following table:

06h 57m 37s
+45° 05’ 39”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 16 Lyncis in the sky:

Finder chart 16 Lyncis star
Simplified finder chart for 16 Lyncis.

Visibility of 16 Lyncis from your location

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

16 Lyncis is circumpolar and transits at 01:43 UTC (altitude: 83.6°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 16 Lyncis

The image below is a photograph of 16 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 16 Lyncis is -0.021 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 16 Lyncis star
DSS2 image of 16 Lyncis. The red arrow shows the motion of 16 Lyncis during the next 10000 years (-3.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 16 Lyncis from the Sun and relative movement

16 Lyncis is distant 224.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

69.01 pc
224.98 ly
-8 km/s
-0.021 arcsec/year
-0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 16 Lyncis

16 Lyncis belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 16 Lyncis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 16 Lyncis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 16 Lyncis