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Lynx (Lynx)

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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.

Neighbouring Constellations

Ursa Major (Great Bear (Dipper))

Auriga (Charioteer)

Camelopardalis (Giraffe)

Cancer (Crab)

Gemini (Twins)

Leo (Lion)

Leo Minor (Little Lion)

Picture of Lynx