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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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27 Lyncis

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 79.7°   Azimuth: 83.3°   Direction: East

27 Lyncis is a multiple main-sequence star of spectral class A2 in the constellation of Lynx.

27 Lyncis visual magnitude is 4.84. Because of its moderate brightness, 27 Lyncis is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 27 Lyncis

Finder chart 27 Lyncis star
Simplified finder chart for 27 Lyncis.

27 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 27 Lyncis are provided in the following table:

08h 08m 27s
+51° 30’ 24”
167.19°
32.65°
Lynx
Image of 27 Lyncis star
DSS2 image of 27 Lyncis. The red arrow shows the motion of 27 Lyncis during the next 10000 years (-9.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 27 Lyncis

4.84
Main-sequence

and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

0.71
A2V
9542K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 27 Lyncis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 27 Lyncis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

27 Lyncis star system properties

27 Lyncis is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 27 Lyncis double sysyem:

4.84
11.94
7.1
45.6 arcsec

Distance of 27 Lyncis from the Sun and relative movement

27 Lyncis is distant 217.91 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

66.84 pc
217.91 ly
11 km/s
-0.059 arcsec/year
-0.004 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 27 Lyncis

SAO26687
SAO26687

Visibility of 27 Lyncis from your location

27 Lyncis is circumpolar and transits at 14:34 UTC (altitude: 90.0°)