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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

ν2 Lyrae (nu2 Lyrae)

ν2 Lyrae is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Lyra.

ν2 Lyrae visual magnitude is 5.25. Because of its reltive faintness, ν2 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 ν2 Lyrae:

ν2 Lyrae (nu2 Lyrae) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 45°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ν2 Lyrae

ν2 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 ν2 Lyrae are provided in the following table:

18h 49m 52s
+32° 33’ 02”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ν2 Lyrae in the sky:

Finder chart ν2 Lyrae (nu2 Lyrae) star
Simplified finder chart for ν2 Lyrae (nu2 Lyrae).

Visibility of ν2 Lyrae from your location

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

Today's ν2 Lyrae (nu2 Lyrae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 57.4°
Max altitude: 71.1°
Azimuth: 302.6°
ν2 Lyrae (nu2 Lyrae) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of ν2 Lyrae

The image below is a photograph of ν2 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 ν2 Lyrae is -0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ν2 Lyrae (nu2 Lyrae) star
DSS2 image of ν2 Lyrae. The red arrow shows the motion of ν2 Lyrae during the next 10000 years (-1.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of ν2 Lyrae from the Sun and relative movement

ν2 Lyrae is distant 237.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

72.99 pc
237.96 ly
10 km/s
-0.009 arcsec/year
-0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ν2 Lyrae

ν2 Lyrae belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where ν2 Lyrae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ν2 Lyrae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

ν2 Lyrae star system properties

ν2 Lyrae is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the ν2 Lyrae double sysyem:

19 arcsec

Alternative designations of ν2 Lyrae

ν2 Lyrae
(nu2 Lyrae)