Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Astrognome A-Z of Constellations # 51 Lynx


Lynx The Lynx
A decidedly obscure constellation despite its size, it is the 28th largest of the 88 constellations. It was introduced by Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius in 1687 to fill the gap between Ursa Major and Auriga. He named it Lynx because only the lynx eyed would be able to examine it.
Alpha magnitude 3.1 is an orange K7 giant star lying at a distance of 203 light years, alpha has a magnitude of 3.1.



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