38 Lyncis

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38 Lyncis
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Lynx
Right ascension 09h 18m 50.67s
Declination +36° 48' 10.4"
Apparent magnitude (V) +3.82
Absolute magnitude (V) 0.96
Distance 122 ly
(37.42 pc)
Spectral type A1V
Other designations
Maculata, HR 3690, HD 80081, BD +37 1965, HIP 45688, SAO 61391, FK5 ---, UBV 8876, GC 12830

38 Lyncis (38 Lyn, 38 Lyncis) is a Class A1, fourth-magnitude star in the constellation Lynx. Johannes Hevelius was referring to the Eurasian lynx, which he and others perceived as being spotted like a leopard.[citation needed] 38 Lyncis is a binary double star located about 120 light-years from Earth.


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