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Vega

Vega

R620/0065

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4980 x 3233 pixels

42.2 x 27.4 cm ⏐ 16.6 x 10.8 in (300dpi)

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ROBIN SCAGELL / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ROBIN SCAGELL / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

The bright star at upper centre is Vega or Alpha Lyrae, the brightest star in the constellation of Lyra & the fifth brightest in the whole sky. The pair of stars at lower centre is Epsilon Lyrae, which is famous as a "double double" because each star in the pair is itself a binary star.

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