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Mabsuthat, 31 Lyncis, BN Lyncis

Proper NamesAlsciaukat, Mabsuthat
Bayer DesignationNone
Flamsteed Number31 Lyncis
HR (BSC)3275
Variable DesignationBN Lyncis
Right Ascension8h 22m 50s
Declination+43° 11' 17"
Distance382 light years
117 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.23
Absolute: -1.12
Spectral ClassK4.5III orange giant
Optimum VisibilityFebruary
NotesThis orange giant lies in central Lynx, within the faintly starred region of the sky between Ursa Major and Gemini. Alsciaukat is a semiregular pulsating variable star, whose magnitude can change slightly from +4.21 to +4.27. This change takes place over a period of days or weeks, but the length of this period is not fully predictable.

Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas


The orange giant Alsciaukat in Lynx, seen from the cloudtops of a hypothetical nearby planet.

Alsciaukat is a variable star whose brightness changes periodically by several hundredths of a magnitude.


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