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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:25
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ν1 Lyrae (nu1 Lyrae)

Altitude: 11.7°   Azimuth: 308.9°   Direction: North-West

ν1 Lyrae is a variable and multiple sub-giant star in the constellation of Lyra.

ν1 Lyrae visual magnitude is 5.91. Because of its reltive faintness, ν1 Lyrae should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of ν1 Lyrae is 0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ν1 Lyrae (nu1 Lyrae) star
DSS2 image of ν1 Lyrae. The red arrow shows the motion of ν1 Lyrae during the next 100000 years (10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -13.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ν1 Lyrae


ν1 Lyrae (nu1 Lyrae) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 11.7°
Azimuth: 308.9°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ν1 Lyrae

ν1 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 ν1 Lyrae are provided in the following table:

18h 49m 45s
+32° 48’ 46”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ν1 Lyrae in the sky:

Finder chart ν1 Lyrae (nu1 Lyrae) star
Simplified finder chart for ν1 Lyrae (nu1 Lyrae).

Visibility of ν1 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 ν1 Lyrae (nu1 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: 57.2°
Max altitude: 71.3°
Azimuth: 302.8°

Distance of ν1 Lyrae from the Sun and relative movement

ν1 Lyrae is distant 1,009.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

309.60 pc
1,009.29 ly
-17 km/s
0.006 arcsec/year
-0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ν1 Lyrae

ν1 Lyrae belongs to spectral class B3 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where ν1 Lyrae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ν1 Lyrae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

ν1 Lyrae star system properties

ν1 Lyrae is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the ν1 Lyrae double sysyem:

58.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of ν1 Lyrae

ν1 Lyrae
(nu1 Lyrae)