38 Lyncis is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Lynx.
38 Lyncis visual magnitude is 3.82. Because of its moderate brightness, 38 Lyncis should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about 38 Lyncis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 38 Lyncis
38 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 38 Lyncis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 38 Lyncis in the sky:
Visibility of 38 Lyncis from your location
Today's 38 Lyncis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 38 Lyncis
The image below is a photograph of 38 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 38 Lyncis is -0.03 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.122 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 38 Lyncis from the Sun and relative movement
38 Lyncis is distant 121.87 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 38 Lyncis
38 Lyncis belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 38 Lyncis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
38 Lyncis star system properties
38 Lyncis is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 38 Lyncis double sysyem: