The spectral type of this star is A2Vs and it has the characteristic blue hue of an A type star. The star is somewhat bright at magnitude 4.4, and it can be viewed with the naked eye from most locations.
2 Lyncis was measured to be 40.1064 parsecs distant, which is approximately 130.8 light years away. The star was cataloged as early at 1926 and was included in "Spectroscopic magnitudes of A-type stars." by Douglas A. V.
There are a lot of visible galaxies in Lynx. Even in this photo taken from a heavily light polluted city, a pair of these galaxies showed up quite clearly. The image to the left is a crop taken from the upper left section about halfway between 2 Lyncis and the edge of the photo.
The fuzzy round galaxy in the center left is a top view of UGC 3446. This is a magnitude 12.6 type S0 galaxy.
An S0 galaxy is an intermediate galaxy type that is neither an elliptical nor a spiral. Type S0 galaxies do have a central bulge and a thin disk similar to a spiral. But there are no spiral arms. S0 galaxies are sometimes referred to as Lenticular galaxies.
The flying-saucer shaped galaxy in the center-right is UGC 3445. This is also a type S0 galaxy (S0a in this case) and the view is very nearly edge-on, which clearly reveals the disc around the bulge.