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43 Lyncis

Altitude: 4.2°   Azimuth: 339.6°   Direction: North-North-West

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

43 Lyncis visual magnitude is 5.62. Because of its reltive faintness, 43 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 43 Lyncis:


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

Altitude: 4.2°
Azimuth: 339.6°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 43 Lyncis

43 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 43 Lyncis are provided in the following table:

09h 42m 00s
+39° 45’ 28”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 43 Lyncis in the sky:

Finder chart 43 Lyncis star
Simplified finder chart for 43 Lyncis.

Visibility of 43 Lyncis from your location

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

43 Lyncis is circumpolar and transits at 05:06 UTC (altitude: 78.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 43 Lyncis

The image below is a photograph of 43 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 43 Lyncis is -0.05 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.045 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 43 Lyncis star
DSS2 image of 43 Lyncis. The red arrow shows the motion of 43 Lyncis during the next 10000 years (-8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 43 Lyncis from the Sun and relative movement

43 Lyncis is distant 339.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

104.28 pc
339.94 ly
30 km/s
-0.05 arcsec/year
-0.045 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 43 Lyncis

43 Lyncis belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 43 Lyncis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 43 Lyncis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 43 Lyncis