Lyra is one of the 48 ancient constellations recorded by Ptolemy.|
Historical Map of Lyra
From Bayer's 1603 Uranometria (Image from the USNO copy of the 1661 edition of Bayer's Uranometria)
Modern Map of Lyra
Modified version of Wikimedia Commons map by Torsten Bronger
Constellations Bordering Lyra
(to be added in the next iteration of this page)
Stars in Lyra
Stars that have common names often have multiple names, so the common names shown (if any) cannot be considered authoritative. Right ascension and declination are given in 2000.0 coordinates.
α Lyr (Vega)
ε Lyr A famous double-double 'binary'.