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Lynx is best seen from December through March.
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Lynx

Lynx is not a very well known constellation. A lynx is a small nocturnal member of the cat family.

One of Lynx's stars is named 10 Ursae Majoris because an astronomer thought it was part of Ursa Major. The constellation itself isn't very fascinating--just a long, bent line. Think of it as a sort of trace of the top of the cat, with the northern end being the head.

You can see Lynx from December through March. The easiest way is to first find Ursa Major and Cassiopeia. It's right between them!

There aren't very many interesting objects in Lynx, except for a cool cluster of stars. When we look at most clusters, they are orbiting our galaxy's nucleus. But when viewing this cluster, we are actually looking away from the center. It is the most distant globular cluster in the Milky Way.

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