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Cygnus

Cygnus (sĬg´nəs) [Lat.,=the swan], northern constellation located SE of Draco and NW of Pegasus. It was depicted as a bird by most ancient cultures. It is sometimes called the Northern Cross because five of its brightest stars form a huge Latin cross. Its most famous star is Deneb, at the head of the cross, forming a large triangle with Vega in Lyra and Altair in Aquila. Cygnus reaches its highest point in the evening sky in September.

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Cygnus

Cygnus One of the most distinctive constellations, often nicknamed the Northern Cross. Its brightest star, Deneb, is the most luminous to the naked eye, 50,000 times the Sun's light. It forms part of the Northern Cross.

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Cygnus

Cygnus (swans) See ANATIDAE.

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Cygnus

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