• Constellation: Lyra
  • Right Ascension: 19 20 09.1511530426
  • Declination: Dec +37 52 36.915069066
  • Distance: 10457 ly
  • Apparent Magnitude: 8.3 - 13.5

Continuing the journey through Lyra's carbon stars we have U Lyr. It varies in magnitude from 8.3 down to 13.5 in around 451 days. It is also an optical double star with the other star just visible in the 2:00 position in the halo of the image. An optical double is just a chance alignment ot two stars. Like most carbon stars it tend to be very reddish, but the red tends to be over-saturated in images giving it a more orangeish appearance. Its actual B-V color index is 4.63.

Just to the lower right of it is an interesting open cluster NGC 6791.

  • Telescope: Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera: ZWO 2600 MM