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Lyra Constellation
Constellation Lyra the Harp Star Map

Lyra, the Harp (Lyr)  

(LYE-ruh)


The 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



    Double Stars in Lyra

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

        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, famous, and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Lyra :

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



        Nebulae in Lyra

        The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Lyra :

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



          Exoplanets in Lyra

          These are the most notable named exoplanet systems known in the constellation Lyra. Bear in mind that we will likely discover billions of exoplanets in the years to come.

              1. Host star name
              2. Exoplanet name

            * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

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