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18 Lyncis

Altitude: 24.2°   Azimuth: 17.2°   Direction: North-North-East

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

18 Lyncis visual magnitude is 5.2. Because of its reltive faintness, 18 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 18 Lyncis:


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

Altitude: 24.2°
Azimuth: 17.2°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 18 Lyncis in the sky:

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

Visibility of 18 Lyncis from your location

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

18 Lyncis is circumpolar and transits at 06:33 UTC (altitude: 81.8°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 18 Lyncis

The image below is a photograph of 18 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 18 Lyncis is -0.101 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.259 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of 18 Lyncis

18 Lyncis belongs to spectral class K2 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

Alternative designations of 18 Lyncis