Lynx


Lynx


English nameLynx

Major
stars
alpha Lyncismagn. 3,3RA: 09h 21m 03.33sDec: +34 23' 33.1"

DescriptionVery weak constellation, between Ursa Maior and Auriga. It doesn't contain particularly remarkable objects; interesting is only a triple star, 12 Lyncis, whose principal component is a white-blue star of fifth magnitude, accompanied by two stars of sixth and eighth magnitude.

Mythology
and history
The constellation was drawn in 1687 by Johannes Hevelius. He explained that the name of Lynx was suitable for this constellation because only who was lynx-eyed was able to see it.


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