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Alsciaukat - 31 Lyncis

Altitude: 6.9°   Azimuth: 17.2°   Direction: North-North-East

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:


Alsciaukat - 31 Lyncis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 6.9°
Azimuth: 17.2°
Direction: North-North-East

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:

08h 22m 50s
+43° 11’ 17”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of Alsciaukat in the sky:

Finder chart Alsciaukat - 31 Lyncis star
Simplified finder chart for Alsciaukat - 31 Lyncis.

Visibility of Alsciaukat from your location

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

Alsciaukat - 31 Lyncis is circumpolar and transits at 03:20 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.

Image of Alsciaukat - 31 Lyncis star
DSS2 image of Alsciaukat. The red arrow shows the motion of Alsciaukat during the next 1000 years (-0.35 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.60 arcmin in declination);

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.

119.19 pc
388.56 ly
24 km/s
-0.021 arcsec/year
-0.096 arcsec/year

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 Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

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

Alternative designations of Alsciaukat