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Lynx (constellation)

constellation in the northern celestial hemisphere

Lynx is a constellation in the northern sky.

Lynx
Constellation
Lynx
AbbreviationLyn
GenitiveLyncis
Pronunciation/ˈlɪŋks/,
genitive /ˈlɪns[invalid input: 'ɨ']s/
Symbolismthe Lynx
Right ascension8
Declination+45
QuadrantNQ2
Area545 sq. deg. (28th)
Main stars4
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
42
Stars with planets5
Stars brighter than 3.00m0
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)1
Brightest starα Lyn (3.14m)
Messier objects0
Meteor showers?????
?????
Bordering
constellations
Ursa Major
Camelopardalis
Auriga
Gemini
Cancer
Leo (corner)
Leo Minor
Visible at latitudes between +90° and −55°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of March.