Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Lyra (Lyr)  ·  Contains:  Extremely wide field
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Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 404659

RA center: 18h 53' 8"

DEC center: +35° 28' 51"

Pixel scale: 10.747 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -173.893 degrees

Field radius: 9.329 degrees


Resolution: 5202x3465

Description

Lyra is one of the main 88 constellations recognized by the International Astronomical Union, although it is one of the smaller ones. It can be seen directly overhead (at Zenith) in late August / Early September. It is one of three constellations whose stars make up the Summer Triangle.

It contains many great telescope objects: M57 - The Ring Nebula, Epsilon Lyrae - The Double Double, Vega - A star made famous to some by the movie "Contact."

Lyra, along with its Summer Triangle companions Aquila and Cygnus, has been carefully studied by the Kepler spacecraft. Kepler-37, a star that has the smallest exoplanet, and Kepler-62, a star with a 5 planet system, are both in Lyra.

This photo is a single frame, taken from New Hampshire with a Canon 60D, EFS 15-85 lens, tripod, and iOptron SkyTracker. Processed in PixInsight.

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