Alsciaukat - 31 Lyncis
Alsciaukat, also designated as 31 Lyncis , is a variable giant star in the constellation of Lynx.
Alsciaukat visual magnitude is 4.25. Because of its moderate brightness, Alsciaukat should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Alsciaukat:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Alsciaukat
Alsciaukat 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 Alsciaukat are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Alsciaukat in the sky:
Visibility of Alsciaukat from your location
Alsciaukat - 31 Lyncis is circumpolar and transits at 16:25 UTC (altitude: 81.7°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of Alsciaukat
The image below is a photograph of Alsciaukat 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 Alsciaukat is -0.021 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.096 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Alsciaukat from the Sun and relative movement
Alsciaukat is distant 388.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Alsciaukat
Alsciaukat belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Alsciaukat is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.