The star α-Lyn

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Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 30 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), α-Lyn is visible all night. It will become visible at around 18:46 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 33° above your eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:55, 17° above your north-western horizon.

Name α-Lyn
Object Type Star
Other Names
40-Lyn
HR 3705
HD 80493
NSV 4456
HIP 45860
TYC 2496-1728-1
Position
Constellation:Lynx
Brightness (V):Mag 3.1
Variable
B-V Color (mag):1.59
Right Ascension:09h21m03s
Declination:+34°23'33"
Distance:68.0 parsec
221.8 lightyears
Proper motion (speed):226.5 mas/yr
Proper motion (pos ang):274.2°
Source for distance: The Tycho Catalogue (ESA 1997)
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-1.04

Ashburn

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Longitude:
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39.04°N
77.49°W
EST

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