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27 Lyncis

Altitude: 36.8°   Azimuth: 50.9°   Direction: North-East

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

27 Lyncis visual magnitude is 4.84. Because of its moderate brightness, 27 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 27 Lyncis:


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

Altitude: 36.8°
Azimuth: 50.9°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 27 Lyncis in the sky:

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

Visibility of 27 Lyncis from your location

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

27 Lyncis is circumpolar and transits at 07:37 UTC (altitude: 90.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 27 Lyncis

The image below is a photograph of 27 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 27 Lyncis is -0.059 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of 27 Lyncis

27 Lyncis belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 27 Lyncis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“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:

45.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of 27 Lyncis