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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 5:54  ☀️ Transit: 12:05  🌅 Sunset: 18:16

24 Lyncis

24 Lyncis is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Lynx.

24 Lyncis visual magnitude is 4.99. Because of its moderate brightness, 24 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 24 Lyncis:

24 Lyncis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 50°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 24 Lyncis

24 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 24 Lyncis are provided in the following table:

07h 43m 00s
+58° 42’ 37”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 24 Lyncis in the sky:

Finder chart 24 Lyncis star
Simplified finder chart for 24 Lyncis.

Visibility of 24 Lyncis from your location

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

24 Lyncis is circumpolar and transits at 19:34 UTC (altitude: 82.8°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 24 Lyncis

The image below is a photograph of 24 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 24 Lyncis is -0.037 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.051 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 24 Lyncis star
DSS2 image of 24 Lyncis. The red arrow shows the motion of 24 Lyncis during the next 10000 years (-6.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 24 Lyncis from the Sun and relative movement

24 Lyncis is distant 237.09 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

72.73 pc
237.09 ly
9 km/s
-0.037 arcsec/year
-0.051 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 24 Lyncis

24 Lyncis belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 24 Lyncis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 24 Lyncis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

24 Lyncis star system properties

24 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 24 Lyncis double sysyem:

54.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of 24 Lyncis