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41 Lyncis

Proper NameIntercrus
Bayer DesignationNone
Flamsteed Number41 Lyncis
(legacy designation; this star is actually in Ursa Major)
HR (BSC)3743
ConstellationUrsa Major
Right Ascension9h 28m 40s
Declination+45° 36' 5"
Distance276 light years
85 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +5.40
Absolute: +0.73
Spectral ClassK0III-IV orange giant
Planets in this systemArkas (Intercrus b, HD 81688 b), gas giant
Optimum VisibilityFebruary / March (Usually visible from northern latitudes)

The relatively bright stars close to Intercrus in the sky are not related, and each is considerably more distant than Intercrus itself. The brighter of these, to the immediate south of Intercrus, is HD 81704, an eighth-magnitude star more than four hundred light years from the Sun. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas


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