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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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42 Lyncis

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 8.4°   Azimuth: 30.3°   Direction: North-North-East

42 Lyncis is a hypergiant star of spectral class F0 in the constellation of Lynx.

42 Lyncis visual magnitude is 5.25. Because of its faintness, 42 Lyncis is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 42 Lyncis

Finder chart 42 Lyncis star
Simplified finder chart for 42 Lyncis.

42 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 42 Lyncis are provided in the following table:

09h 38m 21s
+40° 14’ 22”
Image of 42 Lyncis star
DSS2 image of 42 Lyncis. The red arrow shows the motion of 42 Lyncis during the next 10000 years (-2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 42 Lyncis


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 42 Lyncis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 42 Lyncis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 42 Lyncis from the Sun and relative movement

42 Lyncis is distant 125.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

38.39 pc
125.14 ly
-3 km/s
-0.017 arcsec/year
0.006 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 42 Lyncis


Visibility of 42 Lyncis from your location

42 Lyncis is circumpolar and transits at 15:33 UTC (altitude: 78.8°)