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Zodiac: Leo
Jul 23 - Aug 22
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Lyra (Lyre)

Lyra is a rather small but very distinct constellation, which contains one of the brightest stars in the night sky: Vega.
This constellation belongs to the zodiac. Its time of the year is between and . This constellation does not belong to the zodiac. It's brightest star is Vega (α Lyrae).
Neighboring constellations are Hercules, Vulpecula, Cygnus, and Draco.
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Latin name:  Lyra (Lyr)
English name:  Lyre
Abbreviation:  Lyr
Zodiac:  Constellation does not belong to the zodiac.
Brightest star:  Vega (α Lyrae)

Objects in Lyre

A selection of interesting objects visible with a telescope.
M57 (NGC 6720, Ring Nebula)
a planetary nebula in the constellation Lyre
Image credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA).

M56 (NGC 6779)
a globular cluster in the constellation Lyre
Image credit: NASA/STScI/WikiSky

A few stars named in Lyre

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