Lynx (abbr. Lyn, gen. Lyncis)
Lynx, the Lynx, is a faint northern constellation that lies between Auriga to the west and Ursa Major to the east. Several past changes to the constellation boundaries have left some stars in this region with an identity problem. 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'). See below for details of the constellation's brightest stars.
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