Lyra

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Lyra
Lyra
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List of stars in Lyra
Abbreviation: Lyr
Genitive: Lyrae
Symbology:
Right ascension: 19 h
Declination: +40°
Area: 286 sq. deg. (52nd)
Main stars: 5
Bayer/Flamsteed stars: 25
Stars known to have planets: 62
Bright stars: 1
Nearby stars: 3
Brightest star: Vega (α Lyr) (0.03m)
Nearest star: 2MASS J18353790+3259545 ( ly)
Messier objects: 2
Meteor showers: Lyrids
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.

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