21 Lyncis is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Lynx.
21 Lyncis visual magnitude is 4.64. Because of its moderate brightness, 21 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 21 Lyncis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 21 Lyncis
21 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 21 Lyncis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 21 Lyncis in the sky:
Visibility of 21 Lyncis from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
21 Lyncis is circumpolar and transits at 19:30 UTC (altitude: 87.7°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of 21 Lyncis
The image below is a photograph of 21 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 21 Lyncis is -0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.05 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 21 Lyncis from the Sun and relative movement
21 Lyncis is distant 248.67 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 21 Lyncis
21 Lyncis belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 21 Lyncis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.