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36 Lyncis

36 Lyncis is a giant star in the constellation of Lynx.

36 Lyncis visual magnitude is 5.32. Because of its reltive faintness, 36 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 36 Lyncis:

36 Lyncis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 9°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 36 Lyncis

36 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 36 Lyncis are provided in the following table:

09h 13m 48s
+43° 13’ 04”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 36 Lyncis in the sky:

Finder chart 36 Lyncis star
Simplified finder chart for 36 Lyncis.

Visibility of 36 Lyncis from your location

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

36 Lyncis is circumpolar and transits at 16:26 UTC (altitude: 81.7°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 36 Lyncis

The image below is a photograph of 36 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 36 Lyncis is -0.028 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.032 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 36 Lyncis star
DSS2 image of 36 Lyncis. The red arrow shows the motion of 36 Lyncis during the next 10000 years (-4.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 36 Lyncis from the Sun and relative movement

36 Lyncis is distant 572.93 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

175.75 pc
572.93 ly
21 km/s
-0.028 arcsec/year
-0.032 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 36 Lyncis

36 Lyncis belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star. 36 Lyncis is also a Mn chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 36 Lyncis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 36 Lyncis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 36 Lyncis