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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

ε2 Lyrae (epsilon2 Lyrae)

ε2 Lyrae is a variable and multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Lyra.

ε2 Lyrae visual magnitude is 5.37. Because of its reltive faintness, ε2 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 ε2 Lyrae:

ε2 Lyrae (epsilon2 Lyrae) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 49°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ε2 Lyrae

ε2 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 ε2 Lyrae are provided in the following table:

18h 44m 22s
+39° 36’ 46”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ε2 Lyrae in the sky:

Finder chart ε2 Lyrae (epsilon2 Lyrae) star
Simplified finder chart for ε2 Lyrae (epsilon2 Lyrae).

Visibility of ε2 Lyrae from your location

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

ε2 Lyrae (epsilon2 Lyrae) is circumpolar and transits at 10:10 UTC (altitude: 78.1°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of ε2 Lyrae

The image below is a photograph of ε2 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 ε2 Lyrae is 0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.064 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ε2 Lyrae (epsilon2 Lyrae) star
DSS2 image of ε2 Lyrae. The red arrow shows the motion of ε2 Lyrae during the next 10000 years (1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 10.67 arcmin in declination);

Spectral properties of ε2 Lyrae

ε2 Lyrae belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


Alternative designations of ε2 Lyrae

ε2 Lyrae
(epsilon2 Lyrae)