TONY & DAPHNE HALLAS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY TONY & DAPHNE HALLAS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Constellation of Lyra. Optical image of the stars of the northern constellation of Lyra (the Lyre). The brightest star is Vega or Alpha Lyrae (blue, upper centre). This constellation has 5 main stars. It is one of the 88 modern constellations adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1922. It is also one of the constellations of the zodiac.
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