Cygnus (constellation)

Cygnus
Cygnus
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List of stars in Cygnus
Abbreviation:Cyg
Genitive:Cygni
Symbology:
Right ascension:20.62 h h
Declination:+42.03°
Area:804 sq. deg. (16th)
Main stars:9
Bayer/Flamsteed stars:84
Stars known to have planets:57
Bright stars:4
Nearby stars:1
Brightest star:Deneb (α Cyg) (1.25m)
Nearest star:61 Cyg ( ly)
Messier objects:2
Meteor showers:October Cygnids
Kappa Cygnids
Bordering constellations:Cepheus
Draco
Lyra
Vulpecula
Pegasus
Lacerta
Visible at latitudes between +90° and −40°
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of September
Cygnus Constellation chart

Cygnus is a constellation in the northern sky. Cygnus means "swan" in Greek.[1] There is a pattern of stars in Cygnus that is called the Northern Cross. This is because the pattern of stars looks like a cross. The constellation Crux (constellation) has a pattern of stars that is called the Southern Cross. The astronomer Ptolemy listed Cygnus in the 2nd century when he made a list of constellations.

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