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Alpha Lyncis
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Lynx
Right ascension 09h 21m 03.46s
Declination +34° 23' 33.1"
Apparent magnitude (V) +3.14
Absolute magnitude (V) -1.02
Distance 222 ly
(68.10 pc)
Spectral type K7IIIvar
Other designations
Al Fahd, 40 Lyncis, HR 3705, HD 80493, BD +35 1979, HIP 45860, SAO 61414, FK5 352, NSV 4456, GC 12880

Alpha Lyncis (α Lyn / α Lyncis) is a Class K7, third-magnitude star in the constellation Lynx. It is sometimes called by the Arabic names Elvashak or Alvashak (الوشق al-washaq), and Al Fahd (الفاحد al-fahd), both meaning "The Lynx" or "The Wild Cat".

Alpha Lyncis is a variable star located about 220 light-years from Earth.


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