6 Lyncis is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Lynx.
6 Lyncis visual magnitude is 5.88. Because of its reltive faintness, 6 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 6 Lyncis:
6 Lyncis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 6 Lyncis
6 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 6 Lyncis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 6 Lyncis in the sky:
Visibility of 6 Lyncis from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
6 Lyncis is circumpolar and transits at 13:31 UTC (altitude: 83.3°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of 6 Lyncis
The image below is a photograph of 6 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 6 Lyncis is -0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.335 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 6 Lyncis from the Sun and relative movement
6 Lyncis is distant 185.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 36 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 6 Lyncis
6 Lyncis belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 6 Lyncis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
6 Lyncis star system properties
6 Lyncis is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 6 Lyncis double sysyem: