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30 Lyncis

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

30 Lyncis visual magnitude is 5.89. Because of its reltive faintness, 30 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 30 Lyncis:

30 Lyncis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 25°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 30 Lyncis

30 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 30 Lyncis are provided in the following table:

08h 20m 26s
+57° 44’ 35”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 30 Lyncis in the sky:

Finder chart 30 Lyncis star
Simplified finder chart for 30 Lyncis.

Visibility of 30 Lyncis from your location

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

30 Lyncis is circumpolar and transits at 15:29 UTC (altitude: 83.7°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 30 Lyncis

The image below is a photograph of 30 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 30 Lyncis is 0.061 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 30 Lyncis star
DSS2 image of 30 Lyncis. The red arrow shows the motion of 30 Lyncis during the next 10000 years (10.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 30 Lyncis from the Sun and relative movement

30 Lyncis is distant 103.26 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

31.68 pc
103.26 ly
-15 km/s
0.061 arcsec/year
0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 30 Lyncis

30 Lyncis belongs to spectral class F4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 30 Lyncis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 30 Lyncis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 30 Lyncis