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Lyra
Constellation
Abbreviation Lyr
Genitive Lyrae
Pronunciation /ˈlaɪərə/, genitive /ˈlaɪər/
Symbolism Lyre, harp
Right ascension 19
Declination +40
Quadrant NQ4
Area 286 sq. deg. (52nd)
Main stars 5
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
25
Stars with planets 62
Stars brighter than 3.00m 1
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 3
Brightest star Vega (α Lyr) (0.03m)
Nearest star 2MASS J18353790+3259545
(18.51 ly, 5.67 pc)
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.
Lyra constellation detail long exposure
A long-exposure image of Lyra

Lyra is a constellation in the northern sky.

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