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Lyra (Lyre)

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Lyra consists of the second brightest star in the northern hemisphere α Lyr (Vega). In Lyra can be found the objects M56, M57, and Kuiper 90.

In Greek Mythology, Lyra (a harp) is associated with the myth Orpheus. After his death, his Lyre was thrown into the river, Zeus sent an eagle to retrieve it and then ordered them both to be placed in the sky.

Neighbouring Constellations

Cygnus (Swan)

Draco (Dragon)

Hercules (Hercules)

Picture of Lyra