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The only named star in this constellation is Alsciaukat. Lynx's most notable deep sky object is the Intergalactic Tramp NGC 2419, a globular cluster that is one of the most distant known of its kind, and appears to be in a long elliptical orbit around our galaxy, with one rotation taking three billion years.
Lynx is named after the lynx, a genus of cat. It is a very faint constellation; its brightest stars form a zigzag line.