An extremly faint constellation of the northern hemisphere. Lynx was
given its name by the Polish Astronomer Johannes Hevelius because only a
person with "lynx eyes" would be able to detect this constellation. Until
nowadays there have been several changes to the constellation boundaries so
that the stellar nomenclature is somewhat confusing. The star 10 UMa,
for example, lies in this constellation whereas 41 Lyn is part of
Lynx streches from RA=6h 20m to RA=9h 30m and between DECL=34 degrees and DECL=62 degrees, separating Auriga (west) from Ursa Major (east).
Stars and other objects