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19 Lyrae

Altitude: 51.7°   Azimuth: 255.8°   Direction: West-South-West

19 Lyrae is a variable star in the constellation of Lyra.

19 Lyrae visual magnitude is 5.98. Because of its reltive faintness, 19 Lyrae should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 19 Lyrae:


19 Lyrae is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 51.7°
Azimuth: 255.8°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 19 Lyrae

19 Lyrae is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 19 Lyrae are provided in the following table:

19h 11m 45s
+31° 16’ 59”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 19 Lyrae in the sky:

Finder chart 19 Lyrae star
Simplified finder chart for 19 Lyrae.

Visibility of 19 Lyrae from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 19 Lyrae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 58.7°
Max altitude: 69.8°
Azimuth: 301.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 19 Lyrae

The image below is a photograph of 19 Lyrae from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of 19 Lyrae is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 19 Lyrae star
DSS2 image of 19 Lyrae. The red arrow shows the motion of 19 Lyrae during the next 100000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 19 Lyrae from the Sun and relative movement

19 Lyrae is distant 978.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

300.30 pc
978.98 ly
-30 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 19 Lyrae

19 Lyrae belongs to spectral class B9 19 Lyrae is also a Si chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 19 Lyrae is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 19 Lyrae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 19 Lyrae