is the brightest star in the northern constellation of Lyra. Vega has been extensively studied by astronomers, leading it to be termed “arguably the next most important star in the sky after the Sun”. Vega was the northern pole star around 12,000 BC and will be so again around the year 13,727, when the declination will be +86°14′. Vega was the first star other than the Sun to be photographed and the first to have its spectrum recorded. It was one of the first stars whose distance was estimated through parallax measurements. Vega has functioned as the baseline for calibrating the photometric brightness scale and was one of the stars used to define the zero point for the UBV photometric system.


Photographs (March 2019) made in Zwardoń. A standard place of meetings of the Polish association of astronomy enthusiasts – Katowice dep.

  • Equipment: Canon EOS 6D, Sky-Watcher 200/1000 [mm] on the NEQ6 Pro.,
  • Stack: APP (7 best frames),
  • Processing: GIMP v2.10.14 + add-ons (Linux),
  • Lights: 7 x 88[s], ISO-1000; 30.3.2019,
  • Flats: 22 ISO-1000; 02.8.2019,
  • Bias: 20 ISO-1000; 02.8.2019