16 Lyncis

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16 Lyncis
Diagram showing star positions and boundaries of the Lynx constellation and its surroundings
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The location of 16 Lyncis (circled)
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]
Spectral type A2Vn[2]
B−V color index 0.04[2]
Variable type suspected
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
Distance241 ± 4 ly
(74 ± 1 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV)0.56[4]
Mass2.38 M
Luminosity56[4] L
Surface gravity (log g)4.02 cgs
Temperature10,395±353 K
Rotational velocity (v sin i)229 km/s
Age181 Myr
Other designations
Psi10 Aurigae, 16 Lyn, BD+45° 1367, HD 50973, HIP 33485, HR 2585, SAO 41463.
Database references

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.[6]


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  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. arXiv:1606.08053Freely accessible. Bibcode:2006AstL...32..759G. doi:10.1134/S1063773706110065. 
  4. ^ a b Anderson, E.; Francis, Ch. (2012), "XHIP: An extended hipparcos compilation", Astronomy Letters, 38 (5): 331, arXiv:1108.4971Freely accessible, Bibcode:2012AstL...38..331A, doi:10.1134/S1063773712050015. 
  5. ^ David, Trevor J.; Hillenbrand, Lynne A. (2015), "The Ages of Early-Type Stars: Strömgren Photometric Methods Calibrated, Validated, Tested, and Applied to Hosts and Prospective Hosts of Directly Imaged Exoplanets", The Astrophysical Journal, 804 (2): 146, arXiv:1501.03154Freely accessible, Bibcode:2015ApJ...804..146D, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/804/2/146. 
  6. ^ VSX (18 January 2010). "NSV 3293". AAVSO Website. American Association of Variable Star Observers. Retrieved 11 October 2014.