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Lyra Constellation
Constellation Lyra the Harp Star Map

Lyra, the Harp (Lyr)

(LYE-ruh)


The Northern constellation of Lyra, the Harp, is best viewed in Summer during the month of August. It's brightest star is Vega at magnitude 0.03. The boundary of the Lyra constellation contains 58 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. LYE-ruh
      1. Meaning:
      2. Harp
      1. Genitive:
      2. Lyrae
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Lyr
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Hercules
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Northern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. NQ4
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. August
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 18h 54m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 40° 39'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Vega  (0.03)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 58
      1. X-ray stars:
      2. 2 (binary) stars



    Brightest Stars in Lyra

    The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Lyra by magnitude.

        1. Star
        2. Magnitude
        3. Spectral class



      Double Stars in Lyra

      These are the brightest and easiest-to-find double, triple, and quadruple star systems in the constellation Lyra . Also see all star clusters.

          1. Star system
          2. Magnitudes
          3. Type
          1. Epsilon Lyrae
          2. 5.2, 6.1, 5.4, 5.4
          3. quadruple
          1. Zeta Lyrae
          2. 4.3, 5.6
          3. double
          1. Beta Lyrae
          2. 3.6, 6.7
          3. double
          1. Otto Struve 525
          2. 6.1, 7.6
          3. double



        Star Clusters in Lyra

        The most notable and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Lyra . Also see all star clusters.

            1. Star cluster
            2. Catalog #
            3. Cluster type



          Nebulae in Lyra

          Notable and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Lyra . Also see all nebulae.

              1. Nebula name
              2. Catalog #
              3. Nebula type

            * Constellation shown for northen hemisphere skies. For the southern hemisphere, constellations appear rotated 180 degrees (upside-down and left-right reversed) from what is shown. Remember that seasons are reversed too - summer in northern latitudes is winter in southern latitudes.

            ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite hemisphere).