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ε1 Lyrae (epsilon1 Lyrae)

ε1 Lyrae is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Lyra.

ε1 Lyrae visual magnitude is 6.02. Because of its reltive faintness, ε1 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 ε1 Lyrae:

6.02
Main-sequence
ε1 Lyrae (epsilon1 Lyrae) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 53°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ε1 Lyrae

ε1 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 ε1 Lyrae are provided in the following table:

18h 44m 20s
+39° 40’ 15”
68.85°
18.2°
Lyra

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ε1 Lyrae in the sky:

Finder chart ε1 Lyrae (epsilon1 Lyrae) star
Simplified finder chart for ε1 Lyrae (epsilon1 Lyrae).

Visibility of ε1 Lyrae from your location

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

ε1 Lyrae (epsilon1 Lyrae) is circumpolar and transits at 21:11 UTC (altitude: 78.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of ε1 Lyrae

The image below is a photograph of ε1 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 ε1 Lyrae is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.059 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ε1 Lyrae (epsilon1 Lyrae) star
DSS2 image of ε1 Lyrae. The red arrow shows the motion of ε1 Lyrae during the next 10000 years (0.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 9.83 arcmin in declination);

Spectral properties of ε1 Lyrae

ε1 Lyrae belongs to spectral class F1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

F1V
10125K

Alternative designations of ε1 Lyrae

ε1 Lyrae
(epsilon1 Lyrae)
SAO67309
SAO67309