Lynx, the Lynx (Lyn)
The constellation of Lynx, the Lynx, is best viewed in the Spring season during the month of March for mid-northern latitudes. It's brightest star is Alpha Lyncis at magnitude 3.14. The boundary of the Lynx constellation contains 6 stars that host known exoplanets.
The naked eye can generally see up to magnitude 6 (magnitude 8 with perfect eyes under ideal super dark-sky conditions).
- Constellation Family:
- Ursa Major
- Best Viewing Month*:
- Circumpolar** (N=northern, S=southern):
- Right Ascension (avg):
- 7h 44m
- Declination (avg):
- 47° 50'
- Brightest Star:
- Alpha Lyncis (3.14m)
- Exoplanet Host Stars:
- Caldwell objects:
* For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.
** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed.
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