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Lynx

Quick Facts

Name:Lynx
LINKS
Meaning:Lynx
Abbreviation:Lyn
Genitive:Lyncis
Visible in Latitudes:90° thru -35°
Viewing Season:Winter
Best Seen In:March, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:February 10
Right Ascension:8.03 hours
Declination:45.3 degrees
Area:545.386 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Lynx

About Lynx

Lynx is a modern constellation, created by the astronomer Hevelius in the 17th century. He named it Lynx as you had to have 'Lynx-eyes' to see it, as the stars which make up much of this large constellation are very dim.

Named Stars

 
NameStar
Alsciaukat31 Lyn

Neighboring Constellations

AurigaGemini
CamelopardalisLeo Minor
CancerUrsa Major
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