Constellation: Lyra

Lyra is a small constellation, located in the Summer Triangle. It is easy to find due to it containing contains Vega, the second brightest star in the northern hemisphere.

Even though Lyra is a small constellation it contains a wealth of interesting objects including clusers and binary stars.

Astronomical Objects in Lyra

A treasure of summer skies, this planetary nebula shows up as a well defined ring, with a small central structure.

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Open clusters are good targets in even light polluted skies, and being situated in the summer triangle make excellent evening targets in even the lighter summer months.

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What equipment do you need to see Lyra?

Technically you don't need any equipment at all to see Lyra! However, to see the fainter stars in the constellation, especially from a light-polluted location would require a good pair of binoculars.