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Lyra Constellation
Constellation Lyra

Lyra, the Harp (Lyr)

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

The naked eye can generally see up to magnitude 6 (magnitude 8 with perfect eyes under ideal super dark-sky conditions).

      1. Meaning:
      2. Harp
      1. Genitive:
      2. Lyrae
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Lyr
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Hercules
      1. Best Viewing Month*:
      2. August
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 18h 54m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 40° 39'
      1. Brightest Star:
      2. Vega (0.03m)
      1. Exoplanet Host Stars:
      2. 58
      1. Triple Stars:
      2. 1
      1. X-ray Stars:
      2. 1 binary stars

    * 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.

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