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2 Lyncis

Altitude: 25.0°   Azimuth: 338.8°   Direction: North-North-West

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

2 Lyncis visual magnitude is 4.48. Because of its moderate brightness, 2 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 2 Lyncis:


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

Altitude: 25.0°
Azimuth: 338.8°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 2 Lyncis

2 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 2 Lyncis are provided in the following table:

06h 19m 37s
+59° 00’ 38”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 2 Lyncis in the sky:

Finder chart 2 Lyncis star
Simplified finder chart for 2 Lyncis.

Visibility of 2 Lyncis from your location

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

2 Lyncis is circumpolar and transits at 06:20 UTC (altitude: 82.5°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 2 Lyncis

The image below is a photograph of 2 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 2 Lyncis is -0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 2 Lyncis star
DSS2 image of 2 Lyncis. The red arrow shows the motion of 2 Lyncis during the next 10000 years (-1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 2 Lyncis from the Sun and relative movement

2 Lyncis is distant 148.99 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

45.70 pc
148.99 ly
-4 km/s
-0.008 arcsec/year
0.026 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 2 Lyncis

2 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 2 Lyncis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 2 Lyncis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 2 Lyncis