8 Lyncis is a multiple sub-giant star in the constellation of Lynx.
8 Lyncis visual magnitude is 5.94. Because of its reltive faintness, 8 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 8 Lyncis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 8 Lyncis
8 Lyncis is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 8 Lyncis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 8 Lyncis in the sky:
Visibility of 8 Lyncis from your location
8 Lyncis is circumpolar and transits at 22:09 UTC (altitude: 80.0°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of 8 Lyncis
The image below is a photograph of 8 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 8 Lyncis is -0.209 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.274 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 8 Lyncis from the Sun and relative movement
8 Lyncis is distant 173.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 46 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 8 Lyncis
8 Lyncis belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 8 Lyncis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
8 Lyncis star system properties
8 Lyncis is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 8 Lyncis double sysyem: