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28 Lyncis

Altitude: 8.5°   Azimuth: 22.3°   Direction: North-North-East

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

28 Lyncis visual magnitude is 6.26. Because of its reltive faintness, 28 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 28 Lyncis:


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

Altitude: 8.5°
Azimuth: 22.3°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 28 Lyncis

28 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 28 Lyncis are provided in the following table:

08h 07m 09s
+43° 15’ 37”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 28 Lyncis in the sky:

Finder chart 28 Lyncis star
Simplified finder chart for 28 Lyncis.

Visibility of 28 Lyncis from your location

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

28 Lyncis is circumpolar and transits at 03:20 UTC (altitude: 81.8°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 28 Lyncis

The image below is a photograph of 28 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 28 Lyncis is -0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.034 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 28 Lyncis star
DSS2 image of 28 Lyncis. The red arrow shows the motion of 28 Lyncis during the next 10000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 28 Lyncis from the Sun and relative movement

28 Lyncis is distant 472.46 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

144.93 pc
472.46 ly
9 km/s
-0.01 arcsec/year
-0.034 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 28 Lyncis

28 Lyncis belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 28 Lyncis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 28 Lyncis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 28 Lyncis