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Lynx Constellation

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  1. Lynx is another modern constellation created by Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius in the late seventeenth century to fill in the unformed areas on his chart. It represents a Lynx, a wild cat found in North America. Being a newer constellation, Lynx has no Greek mythology associated to it. Lynx Constellation Points of Interest.
  2. Lynx, The Lynx Constellation. Lynx (Pronounciation:Links, Abbrev:Lyn, Latin:Lyncis) is one of 88 constellations that the night sky is divided into. The sky is not divided up equally between the constellations. Lynx takes up sq. degrees of the night sky which equates to % of the night sky. Lynx is the 28th largest in terms of size in.
  3. The story behind the name: Lynx is one of the more recently recognized constellations, having been named by astronomer Johannes Hevelius in the 17th century. The constellation was supposedly named because it was claimed to be so dim that it could only be seen by a person with the eyes of a lynx.
  4. The Lynx is a constellation of the northern hemisphere and it is not very noticeable because there aren't any bright stars in it. Lynx constellation is located between Ursa Major, the Giraffe, and two Zodiac constellations: Cancer and Gemini. This constellation could be seen throughout all year with the help of a telescope.
  5. For example, the 44th star in Flamsteed’s table for Lynx actually lies in the chest of Ursa Major, while his 10th and 19th entries for Ursa Major are not in the bear at all but in the tail of Lynx. Similarly, the 50th star he listed in Camelopardalis is well south of that constellation, squarely within the body of Lynx.
  6. The Lynx is a constellation of the northern hemisphere and covers an area of square degrees. Despite the size, it is not very noticeable because it does not contain bright stars. How to spot Lynx Lynx is located between the Big Dipper, the Giraffe, the Gemini and the Cancer.
  7. Lynx, coming from the Indo-European root *leuk-, means 'light' or 'brightness' (Wright ), rather ironic given the dark nature of the cat, Lyncei and constellation. In Greece, it took the form of lychnos, and in Rome until Roman Imperial times, it was lychnus, both meaning ' lamp '.
  8. Lynx is the 28th largest constellation, taking up an area of square degrees of the northern sky between latitudes +90° and °.

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