Lynx (constellation)

constellation

Lynx is a constellation in the northren sky, introduced in the 17t century bi Johannes Hevelius. It is named efter the lynx, a genus o cat. It is a very faint constellation; its brichtest starns furm a zigzag line.

Lynx
Constellation
Lynx
AbbreviationLyn
GenitiveLyncis
Pronunciation/ˈlɪŋks/,
genitive /ˈlɪnss/
Seembolismthe Lynx
Richt ascension8 h
Declination+45°
QuadrantNQ2
Aurie545 sq. deg. (28th)
Main starns4
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
42
Starns wi planets5
Starns brichter than 3.00m0
Starns within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)1
Brichtest starnα Lyn (3.14m)
Nearest starnLHS 1963
(26.62 ly, 8.16 pc)
Messier objects0
Meteor showers?????
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Borderin
constellations
Ursa Major
Camelopardalis
Auriga
Gemini
Cancer
Leo (corner)
Leo Minor
Veesible at latitudes atween +90° an −55°.
Best veesible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) durin the month o Mairch.

Coordinates: Sky map 08h 00m 00s, +45° 00′ 00″