Vega (Star)

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From Fairfield , Vega is visible all night. It will become visible at around 21:00 (EDT), 34° above your north-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:01, 87° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:43, 59° above your western horizon.

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Name Vega
Object type Star
Other names
Vega
α-Lyr
Alpha Lyrae
3-Lyr
3 Lyrae
HR 7001[1]
HD 172167
HIP 91262[3]
Position
Right ascension:18h36m56s [2]
Declination:+38°46'58" [2]
Constellation:Lyra
Magnitude:
Variable
0.03 (V) [2]
Distance:7.7 parsec
25.0 lightyrs [3]
B-V Color (mag):-0.00
Proper motion (speed):349.7 mas/yr[3]
Proper motion (pos ang):35.1°
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):0.60
Visibility from Fairfield

All times shown in Fairfield local time.

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41.14°N
73.26°W
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