16 Lyncis

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16 Lyncis
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Lynx
Right ascension 06h 57m 37.10709s[1]
Declination +45° 05′ 38.7404″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.90[2]
Characteristics
Spectral type A2Vn[2]
B−V color index 0.04[2]
Variable type suspected
Astrometry
Radial velocity (Rv) -11.90 ± 1[3] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: -21.52 ± 0.27[1] mas/yr
Dec.: -3.12 ± 0.17[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 13.54 ± 0.23[1] mas
Distance 241 ± 4 ly
(74 ± 1 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) 0.56
Other designations
Psi10 Aurigae, 16 Lyn, HD 50973, BD+45° 1367, HIP 33485, HR 2585, SAO 41463.
Database references
SIMBAD data
Data sources:
Hipparcos Catalogue,
CCDM (2002),
Bright Star Catalogue (5th rev. ed.)

16 Lyncis, also known as Psi10 Aurigae, is a star in the constellation Lynx. Located approximately 73.86 parsecs (240.9 ly) distant, it is a blue-white main-sequence star of spectral type A2Vn,[2] a star that is currently fusing its core hydrogen. The star is suspected of being slightly variable, but this has not been confirmed.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Van Leeuwen, F. (2007). "Validation of the new Hipparcos reduction". Astronomy and Astrophysics 474 (2): 653–664. arXiv:0708.1752. Bibcode:2007A&A...474..653V. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20078357.  edit
  2. ^ a b c d "Psi10 Aurigae". SIMBAD Astronomical Database. Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Gontcharov, G. A. (2006). "Pulkovo Compilation of Radial Velocities for 35 495 Hipparcos stars in a common system". Astronomy Letters 32 (11): 759. doi:10.1134/S1063773706110065.  edit
  4. ^ VSX (18 January 2010). "NSV 3293". AAVSO Website. American Association of Variable Star Observers. Retrieved 11 October 2014.