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
Distance122 ly
(37.42 pc)
Spectral typeA1V
Other designations
Maculata,[citation needed] HR 3690, HD 80081, BD+37° 1965, HIP 45688, SAO 61391

38 Lyncis (38 Lyn, 38 Lyncis) is a Class A1, fourth-magnitude star in the constellation Lynx. 38 Lyncis is a binary double star located about 120 light-years from Earth. When viewed through a moderate telescope, the two components—a brighter blue-white star of magnitude 3.9 and a fainter star of magnitude 6.1 that has been described as lilac as well as blue-white—can be seen.[1]


  1. ^ Monks, Neale (2010). Go-To Telescopes Under Suburban Skies. New York, New York: Springer Science & Business Media. p. 58. ISBN 9781441968517.

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