The Lynx

Abbreviation: Lyn
Genitive: Lyncis

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Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius created this constellation in the late seventeenth century. It possesses no bright stars and supposedly Hevelius named it Lynx because only the lynx-eyed (those with exceptionally good eyesight) can spot it!

Notable Features

Designation Name Description
31 Lyn Alsciaukat
C25 This globular cluster lies further from the Milky Way than the Magellanic Clouds and takes about 3 billion years to orbit our galaxy. A small telescope is necessary to view it.