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Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationNone
Flamsteed NumberNone
Variable DesignationDU Lyncis
HR (BSC)2999
Right Ascension7h 46m 39s
Declination+37° 31' 3"
Distance396 light years
121 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +5.2
Absolute: -0.5
Spectral ClassM2IIIb Red Giant
Optimum VisibilityJanuary / February
NotesThis red giant appears faint due to its distance of more than 400 light years from Earth, but in fact generates more than five hundred times the energy of the Sun. A pulsating variable, the luminosity of DU Lyncis changes slightly over time, following a pattern that is not fully predictable.


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