Lyra is a small constellation which is mostly polar in Sweden. In greek mythology Lyra is associated with the story of Orpheus in which also the Eagle is present. Lyra is high in the sky during early evenings in the autumn. The star Vega is the upper right part of the summer triangle, and the star is bright enough to easily be seen through a telescope in daytime. The globular cluster M56, and the planetary nebula M57 can be seen as a faint dots in the image.
Back to Westerlund telescope main page.