6 Lyn is a star with 1.44 times the mass of the Sun, and 5.2 times its radius. It is located 178.28 light years away from the solar system.
6 Lyn is known to have 1 exoplanets in orbit around it.
6 Lyn b was discovered by the Okayama Astrophysical Observatory observatory, in 2008-12, using the radial velocity method. Its semi-major axis is 2.11 astronomical units, as compared to Earth's which is 1 astronomical unit. The mass of 6 Lyn b is 639.180 times the mass of Earth. The radius of 6 Lyn b is 13.400 that of Earth. At more than 50 Earth masses, 6 Lyn b is a gas giant, a planet whose mass is mostly made up of hydrogen and helium, like Jupiter and Saturn in our solar system.