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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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18 Lyncis

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 77.6°   Azimuth: 42.4°   Direction: North-East

18 Lyncis is a giant star of spectral class K2 in the constellation of Lynx.

18 Lyncis visual magnitude is 5.2. Because of its faintness, 18 Lyncis is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 18 Lyncis

Finder chart 18 Lyncis star
Simplified finder chart for 18 Lyncis.

18 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 18 Lyncis are provided in the following table:

07h 15m 54s
+59° 38’ 15”
Image of 18 Lyncis star
DSS2 image of 18 Lyncis. The red arrow shows the motion of 18 Lyncis during the next 1000 years (-1.68 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.32 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 18 Lyncis


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 18 Lyncis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 18 Lyncis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 18 Lyncis from the Sun and relative movement

18 Lyncis is distant 193.13 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

59.24 pc
193.13 ly
24 km/s
-0.101 arcsec/year
-0.259 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 18 Lyncis


Visibility of 18 Lyncis from your location

18 Lyncis is circumpolar and transits at 13:11 UTC (altitude: 81.8°)