Alathfar Mu Lyrae

Stellar classification



  • X -377
  • Y 161
  • Z 157
→ Sol: 439

Object type

  • Star
  • Infra-Red source
  • UV-emission source
simbad:* mu. Lyr


Mu Lyrae (μ Lyr, μ Lyrae) is a star in the constellation Lyra. It has the traditional name Alathfar, from the Arabic الأظفر al-’uz̧fur "the talons (of the swooping eagle)", a name it shares with Eta Lyrae (though the latter is typically spelled Aladfar in English).

Mu Lyrae has apparent magnitude 5.12 and belongs to the spectral class A0IV. Located around 439 light-years distant, it shines with a luminosity approximately 125 times that of the Sun and has a surface temperature of 8,190 K.

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