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8 Lyncis

Altitude: 27.1°   Azimuth: 19.6°   Direction: North-North-East

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 skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

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.

Image of 8 Lyncis star
DSS2 image of 8 Lyncis. The red arrow shows the motion of 8 Lyncis during the next 1000 years (-3.48 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.57 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 8 Lyncis


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

Altitude: 27.1°
Azimuth: 19.6°
Direction: North-North-East

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:

06h 37m 41s
+61° 28’ 51”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 8 Lyncis in the sky:

Finder chart 8 Lyncis star
Simplified finder chart for 8 Lyncis.

Visibility of 8 Lyncis from your location

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

8 Lyncis is circumpolar and transits at 19:49 UTC (altitude: 80.0°)

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.

53.13 pc
173.22 ly
-46 km/s
-0.209 arcsec/year
-0.274 arcsec/year

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 Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 8 Lyncis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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:

157 arcsec

Alternative designations of 8 Lyncis