15 Lyncis

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15 Lyncis
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
Constellation Lynx
Right ascension 06h 57m 16.60526s [1]
Declination +58° 25′ 21.9404″ [1]
Spectral type G8III F8V

15 Lyncis (15 Lyn) is a star in the constellation Lynx. Its apparent magnitude is 4.35.

A telescope reveals it is two yellowish stars of magnitudes 4.7 and 5.8 that are 0.9 arcseconds apart.[2] The components are a yellow giant of spectral type G8III that is 4.01 ± 2.17 times as massive as the Sun, and an F-type main sequence star of spectral type F8V that is 3.73 times as massive as the Sun, and orbit each other every 262 years.[3] The system is 178 ± 2 light years distant from Earth.[4]


  1. ^ a b SIMBAD, 15 Lyncis (accessed 20 November 2012)
  2. ^ Monks, Neale (2010). Go-To Telescopes Under Suburban Skies. New York, New York: Springer Science & Business Media. p. 58. ISBN 9781441968517. 
  3. ^ Malkov, O. Yu.; Tamazian, V.S.; Docobo, J.A.; Chulkov, D.A. (2012). "Dynamical Masses of a Selected Sample of Orbital Binaries". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 546: 5. Bibcode:2012A&A...546A..69M. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201219774. A69. 
  4. ^ van Leeuwen, F. (2007). "Validation of the New Hipparcos Reduction". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 474 (2): 653–64. arXiv:0708.1752Freely accessible. Bibcode:2007A&A...474..653V. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20078357.