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22 Lyncis

Altitude: 30.3°   Azimuth: 313.2°   Direction: North-West

22 Lyncis is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Lynx.

22 Lyncis visual magnitude is 5.36. Because of its reltive faintness, 22 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 22 Lyncis:


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

Altitude: 30.3°
Azimuth: 313.2°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 22 Lyncis

22 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 22 Lyncis are provided in the following table:

07h 29m 56s
+49° 40’ 20”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 22 Lyncis in the sky:

Finder chart 22 Lyncis star
Simplified finder chart for 22 Lyncis.

Visibility of 22 Lyncis from your location

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

22 Lyncis is circumpolar and transits at 14:34 UTC (altitude: 88.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 22 Lyncis

The image below is a photograph of 22 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 22 Lyncis is 0.114 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.08 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 22 Lyncis star
DSS2 image of 22 Lyncis. The red arrow shows the motion of 22 Lyncis during the next 1000 years (1.90 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 22 Lyncis from the Sun and relative movement

22 Lyncis is distant 64.88 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

19.90 pc
64.88 ly
-27 km/s
0.114 arcsec/year
-0.08 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 22 Lyncis

22 Lyncis belongs to spectral class F6 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 22 Lyncis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 22 Lyncis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

22 Lyncis star system properties

22 Lyncis is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 22 Lyncis double sysyem:

169.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of 22 Lyncis