Despite its extent, the constellation is entirely inconspicuous, with the brightest star reaching barely 3. magnitude. It lies between the more prominent constellations [?], [?] and [?]. It spans an area of 545 square degrees. The centre culminates at about midnight on 20 January each year. [9, 15]
|31 Lyn||Alsciaukat, Mabsuthat|
Deep-Sky Object Descriptions
The constellation Lynx was introduced by Johannes Hevelius in the late 17th century to fill the gap between the more famous constellations Ursa Maior and Auriga. It is said that the name is an allusion that one would only be able to recognize the constellation with lynx eyes.