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34 Lyncis

Altitude: 42.6°   Azimuth: 65.8°   Direction: East-North-East

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

34 Lyncis visual magnitude is 5.37. Because of its reltive faintness, 34 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 34 Lyncis:


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

Altitude: 42.6°
Azimuth: 65.8°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 34 Lyncis

34 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 34 Lyncis are provided in the following table:

08h 41m 01s
+45° 50’ 02”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 34 Lyncis in the sky:

Finder chart 34 Lyncis star
Simplified finder chart for 34 Lyncis.

Visibility of 34 Lyncis from your location

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

34 Lyncis is circumpolar and transits at 04:05 UTC (altitude: 84.4°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 34 Lyncis

The image below is a photograph of 34 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 34 Lyncis is 0.025 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.092 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 34 Lyncis star
DSS2 image of 34 Lyncis. The red arrow shows the motion of 34 Lyncis during the next 1000 years (0.42 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.53 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 34 Lyncis from the Sun and relative movement

34 Lyncis is distant 180.01 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 37 kilometers per second.

55.22 pc
180.01 ly
-37 km/s
0.025 arcsec/year
0.092 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 34 Lyncis

34 Lyncis belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 34 Lyncis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 34 Lyncis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 34 Lyncis