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The Lynx

Constellation of the northern sky

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Map of Lynx Map of Lynx
Relative Galactic Position of Lynx

Lynx looks outward and 'upward' from the galactic disc of the Milky Way, out into intergalactic space.

This unremarkable constellation was first described by Hevelius in 1690. Because part of this star group originally belonged to Ursa Major, Lynx has 'inherited' one of that constellation's stars - 10 Ursae Majoris actually lies within the boundaries of the Lynx.


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