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25 Lyncis

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

25 Lyncis visual magnitude is 6.25. Because of its reltive faintness, 25 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 25 Lyncis:

6.25
Giant
25 Lyncis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 16°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 25 Lyncis

25 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 25 Lyncis are provided in the following table:

07h 54m 29s
+47° 23’ 09”
171.7°
29.95°
Lynx

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 25 Lyncis in the sky:

Finder chart 25 Lyncis star
Simplified finder chart for 25 Lyncis.

Visibility of 25 Lyncis from your location

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

25 Lyncis is circumpolar and transits at 23:41 UTC (altitude: 85.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 25 Lyncis

The image below is a photograph of 25 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 25 Lyncis is -0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 25 Lyncis star
DSS2 image of 25 Lyncis. The red arrow shows the motion of 25 Lyncis during the next 10000 years (-2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 25 Lyncis from the Sun and relative movement

25 Lyncis is distant 615.09 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 63 kilometers per second.

188.68 pc
615.09 ly
-63 km/s
-0.017 arcsec/year
0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 25 Lyncis

25 Lyncis belongs to spectral class K2

-0.13
K2
4409K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 25 Lyncis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 25 Lyncis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 25 Lyncis

SAO42055
SAO42055