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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



            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. Also see all exoplanets.

                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).