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 (16 Lyn) is the 4th magnitude and brightest star in the constellation Lynx. Located approximately 74 parsecs (240 ly) distant. It was also known as Psi-10 Aurigae10 Aur).

it is a A-type main-sequence star (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:0708.1752free to read. Bibcode:2007A&A...474..653V. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20078357. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Psi10 Aurigae". SIMBAD Astronomical Database. Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Gontcharov, G. A. (November 2006). "Pulkovo Compilation of Radial Velocities for 35 495 Hipparcos stars in a common system". Astronomy Letters. 32 (11): 759–771. Bibcode:2006AstL...32..759G. doi:10.1134/S1063773706110065. 
  4. ^ VSX (18 January 2010). "NSV 3293". AAVSO Website. American Association of Variable Star Observers. Retrieved 11 October 2014.