31 Lyncis

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31 Lyncis
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Lynx
Right ascension 08h 22m 50.13s
Declination +43° 11′ 18.1″
Apparent magnitude (V) +4.25
Absolute magnitude (V) -1.13
Distance 389 ly
(119.33 pc)
Spectral type K4.5 III
Other designations
Alsciaukat, BD +43 1815, FK5 314, HR 3275, HD 70272, HIP 41075, SAO 42319, NSV 4030, GC 11401.

31 Lyncis is the fourth-brightest star in the constellation Lynx. Its apparent magnitude is +4.25 and it belongs to the spectral class K4.5III-IIIb. This star has the traditional names Alsciaukat, from Arabic الشوكة aš-šawkat "the thorn", and Mabsuthat (Arabic المبسوطة al-mabsūtah) "the outstretched (paw)".

31 Lyncis is an orange giant star located about 390 light years from Earth.


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