Lynx from Celestial Atlas by Alexander Jamieson (1822). Source image courtesy the US Naval Observatory.
|Lynx Constellation Profile
|Location: Northern Hemisphere
||Size/Area: 545 sq. deg.
||Size Rank: 28
|On Meridian: 9pm March 5th
||Best View (North): Spring
||Best View (South):
|Bordering Constellations: Ursa Major, Camelopardalis, Auriga, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Leo Minor
The Myth Behind the Constellation Lynx
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
Interesting stars and objects.
Bright Stars in Lynx
There are no stars in Lynx with a magnitude of 3.0 or brighter.