Lyra facts for kids
|Area||286 sq. deg. (52nd)|
|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)
|Visible at latitudes between +90° and −40°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of August.
Lyra is a constellation in the northern sky.
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Messier 56 is composed of a large number of stars, tightly bound to each other by gravity. In Lyra are the objects M56, M57, and Kuiper 90. M56 is a rather loose globular cluster at a distance of approximately 32,900 light-years, with a diameter of about 85 light-years. Its apparent brightness is 8.3m.
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