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Encyclopedia > Lynx (constellation)
Lynx
Lynx
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Abbreviation Lyn
Genitive Lyncis
Symbology the Lynx
Right ascension 8 h
Declination +45°
Area 545 sq. deg.
Ranked 28th
Number of stars 41
Number of bright stars

(magnitude < 3) This is a celestial map of the constellation Lynx. ... The genitive case is a grammatical case that indicates a relationship, primarily one of possession, between the noun in the genitive case and another noun. ... The Lynx is an elusive, ghost-like animal that is rarely seen. ... Right ascension (RA; symbol α: Greek letter alpha) is the astronomical term for one of the two coordinates of a point on the celestial sphere when using the equatorial coordinate system. ... In astronomy, declination (dec) is one of the two coordinates of the equatorial coordinate system, the other being either right ascension or hour angle. ... Here is a list of the 88 modern constellations by their area in the sky, measured in square degrees. ... // Headline text HEY!! HOW ARE YOU ALL?? Its nice of you to come read this page. ...

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Number of nearby stars

(Distance < 100 ly) Distance is a numerical description of how far apart things lie. ...

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Brightest star α Lyn
(App. magnitude 3.14)
Nearest Star ?
(Distance: ?)
Meteor showers
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Bordering
constellations
Visible at latitudes between +90° and −55°
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of March

Lynx (IPA: /ˈlɪnks/) is a constellation of the northern hemisphere, introduced in the 17th century by Johannes Hevelius. It is so named because it is a relatively faint constellation, and one would supposedly need the eyes of a lynx to see it. // Headline text HEY!! HOW ARE YOU ALL?? Its nice of you to come read this page. ... A question mark is a punctuation mark. ... Distance is a numerical description of how far apart things lie. ... Leonid Meteor Shower // A meteor shower, also known as a meteor storm, is a celestial event where a large number of meteors are seen within a very short period of time. ... Ursa Major (Ursa Maior in Latin) is a constellation visible throughout the year in the northern hemisphere. ... Camelopardalis, Latin for giraffe, is the name of a large but faint northern constellation first recorded by Jakob Bartsch in 1624, but probably created earlier by Petrus Plancius. ... Auriga (Latin for charioteer) is a northern constellation. ... Gemini (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Cancer (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is one of the thirteen constellations of the zodiac. ... Leo (Latin for lion, symbol , Unicode ♌) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Leo Minor (Latin for Small Lion) is a rather dim constellation that can barely be recognized as a triangle and lies between the easily discerned constellations Ursa Major and Leo. ... For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words see here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Insert non-formatted text here The Northern Hemisphere is the half of a planets surface (or celestial sphere) that is north of the equator (the word hemisphere literally means half ball). On the Earth, the Northern Hemisphere contains most of the land and population. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Johannes Hevelius Johannes Hevelius (Latin), also called (in German) Johann Hewelke or Johannes Hewel, or Jan Heweliusz (Polish), (born January 28, 1611 – died January 28, 1687), was a Polish [[1]], [[2]], [[3]], [[4]], councillor and mayor in GdaÅ„sk. ... poopTaxobox | color = pink | name = Lynx | image = lynx-canadensis. ...


Its most notable deep sky object is the Intergalactic Tramp NGC 2419, a globular cluster that is the most distant known of its kind. It is moving faster than escape velocity at that distance; however, it appears to be in a long elliptical orbit around our galaxy, the Milky Way, and is thus not expected to escape. Deep sky object (DSO) is a term used often in amateur astronomy to denote objects in the night sky other than solar system objects (such as planets, comets and asteroids), single stars and multiple star systems. ... The Intergalactic Wanderer (also known as the Intergalactic Tramp, Globular Cluster NGC 2419, or NGC 2419) is a globular cluster in the constellation Lynx. ... The Globular Cluster M80 in the constellation Scorpius is located about 28,000 light years from the Sun and contains hundreds of thousands of stars. ... Space Shuttle Atlantis launches on mission STS-71 In physics, for a given gravitational field and a given position, the escape velocity is the minimum speed an object without propulsion, at that position, needs to have to move away indefinitely from the source of the field, as opposed to falling... In physics, an orbit is the path that an object makes, around another object, whilst under the influence of a source of centripetal force, such as gravity. ... NGC 4414, a typical spiral galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenices, is about 56,000 light years in diameter and approximately 60 million light years distant. ... The Milky Way (a translation of the Latin Via Lactea, in turn derived from the Greek Γαλαξίας (Galaxias), sometimes referred to simply as the Galaxy), is a barred spiral galaxy of the Local Group. ...

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Mythology

Since Lynx is a particularly faint constellation, and was not recognised before the 17th century, it has no pre 17th century mythology associated with it. Johannes Hevelius is said to have named the constellation lynx because only the lynx-eyed (or those of good sight) would have been able to recognise it. Hevelius only mapped the constellation, which is little more than a few dim stars zig zagging in a line, because he wanted to fill the open gap between the constellations Ursa Major and Auriga. Johannes Hevelius Johannes Hevelius (Latin), also called (in German) Johann Hewelke or Johannes Hewel, or Jan Heweliusz (Polish), (born January 28, 1611 – died January 28, 1687), was a Polish [[1]], [[2]], [[3]], [[4]], councillor and mayor in Gdańsk. ... Ursa Major (Ursa Maior in Latin) is a constellation visible throughout the year in the northern hemisphere. ... Auriga (Latin for charioteer) is a northern constellation. ...


Stars

Stars with proper names:
  • (31 Lyn) 4.25 Alsciaukat (from Arabic al-shauka = "the thorn") or Mabsuthat (from Arabic mabsūţa = "extended").
Stars with Bayer designations:
40/α Lyn 3.14
Stars with Flamsteed designations:
1 Lyn 5.01; 2 Lyn 4.44; 3 Lyn 7.33; 4 Lyn 6.05; 5 Lyn 5.21; 6 Lyn 5.86; 7 Lyn 6.45; 8 Lyn 5.94; 11 Lyn 5.87; 12 Lyn 4.86; 13 Lyn 5.34; 14 Lyn – double 5.34, 11.1; 15 Lyn 4.35; 16 Lyn 4.90; 17 Lyn 6.64; 18 Lyn 5.20; 19 Lyn – double 5.80, 6.86; 20 Lyn 7.59; 21 Lyn 4.61; 22 Lyn 5.35; 23 Lyn 6.09; 24 Lyn 4.93; 25 Lyn 6.25; 26 Lyn 5.47; 27 Lyn 4.78; 28 Lyn 6.35; 29 Lyn 5.63; 30 Lyn 5.89; 32 Lyn 6.20; 33 Lyn 5.76; 34 Lyn 5.35; 35 Lyn 5.15; 36 Lyn 5.30; 37 Lyn 6.14; 38 Lyn 3.82; 41 Lyn 5.40; 42 Lyn 5.28; 43 Lyn 5.61; 44 Lyn 5.09


Alsciaukat is the name of the star 31 Lyncis. ...

Constellations introduced by Johannes Hevelius in the 1690 text Firmamentum Sobiescianum. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Johannes Hevelius Johannes Hevelius (Latin), also called (in German) Johann Hewelke or Johannes Hewel, or Jan Heweliusz (Polish), (born January 28, 1611 – died January 28, 1687), was a Polish [[1]], [[2]], [[3]], [[4]], councillor and mayor in Gdańsk. ... Events Giovanni Domenico Cassini observes differential rotation within Jupiters atmosphere. ...

Canes Venatici | Lacerta | Leo Minor | Lynx | Scutum | Sextans | Vulpecula

Obsolete Constellations introduced by Johannes Hevelius in the 1690 text Firmamentum Sobiescianum. Canes Venatici (Latin for Hunting dogs) is a small northern constellation that was introduced by Johannes Hevelius in the 17th century. ... Lacerta, being Latin for Lizard, is one of the 88 official constellations acknowledged by the International Astronomical Union. ... Leo Minor (Latin for Small Lion) is a rather dim constellation that can barely be recognized as a triangle and lies between the easily discerned constellations Ursa Major and Leo. ... Scutum (Latin for shield) is a small constellation. ... For the Ancient Roman coin denomination, see sextans (coin). ... Vulpecula, being Latin for Fox, is a faint northern constellation located in the middle of the Summer Triangle, an asterism consisting of the bright stars Deneb, Vega and Altair. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Johannes Hevelius Johannes Hevelius (Latin), also called (in German) Johann Hewelke or Johannes Hewel, or Jan Heweliusz (Polish), (born January 28, 1611 – died January 28, 1687), was a Polish [[1]], [[2]], [[3]], [[4]], councillor and mayor in Gdańsk. ... Events Giovanni Domenico Cassini observes differential rotation within Jupiters atmosphere. ...

Cerberus | Mons Maenalus | Triangulum Minor

Cerberus was a constellation created by Hevelius. ... Mons Maenalus (the Mountain) was a constellation created by Johannes Hevelius. ... Triangulum Minor or Triangulum Minus (Latin for lesser triangle) was a constellation created by Hevelius. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Andromeda (IPA: ) is a constellation named for the princess Andromeda (which is Greek for Ruler over men), a character in Greek mythology. ... The constellation Antlia (Latin for pump) is a relatively new constellation as it was only created in the 18th century, being too faint to be acknowledged by the ancient Greeks. ... Apus (Latin for bird of paradise) is a faint southern constellation, not visible to the ancient Greeks. ... For other uses, see Aquarius (disambiguation). ... Aquila (IPA: , Latin: ; sometimes named the Vulture), is one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, also mentioned by Eudoxus (4th cent. ... Ara (Latin for Altar) is a faint southerly constellation between the constellations Centaurus and Lupus. ... Aries (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Auriga (Latin for charioteer) is a northern constellation. ... Boötes (IPA: ), a name deriving from Egypt, is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. ... Caelum (Latin for chisel, and similar to Latin for of the Sky) is a minor southern constellation introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. ... Camelopardalis, Latin for giraffe, is the name of a large but faint northern constellation first recorded by Jakob Bartsch in 1624, but probably created earlier by Petrus Plancius. ... Cancer (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is one of the thirteen constellations of the zodiac. ... Canes Venatici (Latin for Hunting dogs) is a small northern constellation that was introduced by Johannes Hevelius in the 17th century. ... Canis Major (IPA: , Latin: ) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... Canis Minor (Latin for little dog) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... Capricornus ( or , Unicode: ♑), a name meaning Horned Goat or That which has horns like a goats in Latin, is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Cheese wizz rulz hardcore. ... Cassiopeia is a northern constellation which Greek mythology considered to represent a vain queen. ... Centaurus (Latin for centaur) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and counts also among the 88 modern constellations. ... Cepheus is a northern constellation named after King Cepheus in Greek mythology, and is considered to represent a king. ... Cetus (a name from Greek mythology, referring to a Whale or Sea monster, see Ceto) is a constellation of the southern sky, in the region known as the Water, near other watery constellations like Aquarius, Pisces, and Eridanus. ... For other uses of the word, see chameleon (disambiguation) Chamaeleon (Latin for chameleon) is a minor southern constellation. ... Circinus, Latin for Compass, is one of the small southern (declination −50 to −60 degrees) constellations. ... Columba, Latin for dove, is a small constellation just south to Canis Major and Lepus, it was cut out of the constellation Canis Major by Augustin Royer, in 1679. ... Coma Berenices (Latin for Berenices Hair) is a traditional asterism that has since become a constellation. ... Corona Australis or Corona Austrina (Latin for Southern Crown) was one of Ptolemys 48 constellations, and also counts among the 88 modern constellations. ... Corona Borealis (Latin for northern crown) is a small northern constellation whose main stars form a semicircular arc. ... Corvus (Latin for Raven/Crow) is a small southern constellation with only 11 stars visible to the naked eye (brighter than magnitude 5. ... Crater (Latin for cup) is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... CRUX is a lightweight, i686-optimized Linux distribution targeted at experienced Linux users. ... Cygnus (IPA: , Latin: ) is a northern constellation. ... Delphinus, being Latin for Dolphin, is a rather small (ranked 69th) northern constellation very close to the celestial equator. ... Other uses: dorado is used in the fisheries of some Latin American countries to denote the edible fish mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus Dorado is also the name of mythical Latin American warriors. ... Draco (Latin for Dragon) is a far northern constellation that is circumpolar for many northern hemisphere observers. ... Equuleus (Latin for horse-let (i. ... Eridanus is the sixth largest of the 88 modern constellations. ... Fornax (Latin for furnace) is a southern constellation which was first introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille under the name Fornax Chemica (Latin for chemical furnace). ... Gemini (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Grus (Latin for Crane) is a southern constellation. ... Hercules (IPA: ) is the fifth largest of the 88 modern constellations. ... Horologium (Latin for clock) is one of the lesser southern constellations (declination around -60 degrees). ... Hydra (IPA: ) is the largest of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. ... Hydrus (Latin for Hydra, also referred to as male Hydra or little Hydra) is a minor southern constellation. ... Indus is a southern constellation that is supposed to represent an American Indian. ... Lacerta, being Latin for Lizard, is one of the 88 official constellations acknowledged by the International Astronomical Union. ... Leo (Latin for lion, symbol , Unicode ♌) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Leo Minor (Latin for Small Lion) is a rather dim constellation that can barely be recognized as a triangle and lies between the easily discerned constellations Ursa Major and Leo. ... Lepus (IPA: , Latin: ) is a constellation, lying just south of the Celestial equator, below the constellation Orion, and possibly representing a hare being chased by Orion the hunter. ... Libra (, and Latin for balance) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Lupus (Latin for Wolf) is a southern constellation. ... For other uses, see Lyra (disambiguation). ... Mensa (Latin for Table) is a southern constellation which was first introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille under the name Mons Mensae (Latin for table mountain). ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Monoceros (Latin for Unicorn) is a faint constellation on the winter night sky, surrounded by Orion to the west, Gemini to the north, Canis Major to the south and Hydra to the east. ... Musca (Latin for Fly) is one of the minor southern constellations. ... Norma (Latin for Normal, i. ... Octans (Latin for octant) is an inconspicuous constellation introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. ... Ophiuchus is one of the 88 constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... Orion (IPA: ), a constellation often referred to as The Hunter, is a prominent constellation, perhaps the best-known and most conspicuous in the sky. ... Pavo, being Latin for Peacock, is a southern constellation. ... Pegasus is a northern constellation, named after the mythological Pegasus. ... Perseus is a northern constellation, named after the Greek hero who slew the monster Medusa. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Pictor, being Latin for easel, is one of the minor southern (declination -50 to -60) constellations. ... For the astrological sign, see Pisces (astrology). ... Piscis Austrinus or Piscis Australis (both of which are Latin for Southern Fish) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and is also one of the 88 modern constellations. ... Puppis (IPA: , Latin: ) is a southern constellation. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Pyxis constellation | Argo Navis constellation ... Reticulum (Latin for reticle), is one of the minor southern (declination -60 degrees) constellations. ... Sagitta, being Latin for Arrow, is the third-smallest of all constellations (only Equuleus and Crux are smaller). ... For the astrological sign, see Sagittarius (astrology). ... Scorpius (Latin for scorpion, symbol , Unicode ♏) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Sculptor constellation ... Scutum (Latin for shield) is a small constellation. ... Serpens (the snake) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... For the Ancient Roman coin denomination, see sextans (coin). ... For other uses of the word Taurus see Taurus. ... Telescopium (Latin for Telescope) is a minor southern constellation identified and named by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, the 18th century French astronomer, a student of the southern skies. ... Triangulum is a small northern constellation whose three brightest stars, of third and fourth magnitude, form an elongated triangle. ... Triangulum Australe is a small southern constellation whose three brightest stars, of second and third magnitude, form an approximately equilateral triangle. ... Tucana (Latin for Toucan) is a southern constellation. ... Ursa Major (Ursa Maior in Latin) is a constellation visible throughout the year in the northern hemisphere. ... Ursa Minor is a constellation in the northern sky, the name of which means Small Bear in Latin. ... Vela (Latin for sails) is a southern constellation, one of the four parts into which Argo Navis was split (the others being; Carina (constellation), Puppis and Pyxis. ... See VIRGO (physics) for a French-Italian project in physics. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Volans constellation ... Vulpecula, being Latin for Fox, is a faint northern constellation located in the middle of the Summer Triangle, an asterism consisting of the bright stars Deneb, Vega and Altair. ...

Sources

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Constellation families (1030 words)
The constellation Ursa Major (Great Bear)is certainly one of the most famous constellations; it includes the familiar asterism Big Dipper (the Britsh call it the Plow, the Wain or the Wagon; in German it is known as the "Große Wagen").
Lynx (the Lynx), likewise in a barren region, forms a sort of fence in front of the Great Bear.
North of the constellation Leo lies the Leo Minor, the Smaller Lion.
Lynx (abbr. Lyn, gen. Lyncis) (165 words)
The Lynx; a faint northern constellation that lies between Auriga to the west and Ursa Major to the east.
The star 10 UMa, for example, is now part of Lynx, whereas 41 Lyn falls within the bounds of Ursa Major.
Lynx is also home to the Intergalactic Wanderer and NGC 2419, a type Sc spiral galaxy (magnitude 9.7; diameter 9.3' × 2.5'; R.A. 08h 52.7m, Dec. +33° 25').
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