Lyra

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Lyra
Constellation
Lyra
AbbreviationLyr
GenitiveLyrae
Pronunciation/ˈlaɪərə/, genitive /ˈlaɪər/
SymbolismLyre, harp
Right ascension19
Declination+40
QuadrantNQ4
Area286 sq. deg. (52nd)
Main stars5
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
25
Stars with planets62
Stars brighter than 3.00m1
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)3
Brightest starVega (α Lyr) (0.03m)
Messier objects2
Meteor showersLyrids
June Lyrids
Alpha Lyrids
Bordering
constellations
Draco
Hercules
Vulpecula
Cygnus
Visible at latitudes between +90° and −40°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of August.
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Lyra is a constellation in the northern sky.

References[change | change source]

  1. Ian Ridpath and Wil Tirion (2007). Stars and Planets Guide, Collins, London. ISBN 978-0-00-725120-9. Princeton University Press, Princeton. ISBN 978-0-691-13556-4.

Other websites[change | change source]

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