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Vega

Trying to get back into astro photography, tried a while ago and failed. This is my first real attempt.

This is the star Vega in the constellation Lyra.

Vega’s constellation Lyra is said to be the harp played by the legendary Greek musician Orpheus. It’s said that when Orpheus played this harp, neither god nor mortal could turn away. Vega is sometimes called the Harp Star.

 

Vega is the 5th brightest star visible from Earth. It is about 25 light-years in distance.

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Taken on October 7, 2011