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29 Lyncis

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

29 Lyncis visual magnitude is 5.64. Because of its reltive faintness, 29 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 29 Lyncis:

29 Lyncis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 24°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 29 Lyncis

29 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 29 Lyncis are provided in the following table:

08h 17m 50s
+59° 34’ 15”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 29 Lyncis in the sky:

Finder chart 29 Lyncis star
Simplified finder chart for 29 Lyncis.

Visibility of 29 Lyncis from your location

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

29 Lyncis is circumpolar and transits at 15:26 UTC (altitude: 81.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 29 Lyncis

The image below is a photograph of 29 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 29 Lyncis is -0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 29 Lyncis star
DSS2 image of 29 Lyncis. The red arrow shows the motion of 29 Lyncis during the next 100000 years (-10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 29 Lyncis from the Sun and relative movement

29 Lyncis is distant 303.82 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

93.20 pc
303.82 ly
-15 km/s
-0.006 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 29 Lyncis

29 Lyncis belongs to spectral class A7 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 29 Lyncis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 29 Lyncis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 29 Lyncis