The brilliant stellar sapphire Vega (Alpha [α] Lyrae) sparkles high in the west this month. Famous as the fifth-brightest star in the night sky, Vega’s dazzling glow punches through even severe light pollution. You simply can’t miss it!
Phil Harrington’s binocular universe: Strum the Harp
September 2007: See some of the great objects housed in the constellation Lyra.