Cygnus (constellation)

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Cygnus
Constellation
Cygnus
AbbreviationCyg
GenitiveCygni
Seembolismthe Swan or The Northren Cross
Richt ascension20.62 h
Declination+42.03°
QuadrantNQ4
Aurie804 sq. deg. (16t)
Main starns9
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
84
Starns wi planets97
Starns brichter than 3.00m4
Starns within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)1
Brichtest starnDeneb (α Cyg) (1.25m)
Nearest starn61 Cyg
(11.36 ly, 3.48 pc)
Messier objects2
Meteor showersOctober Cygnids
Kappa Cygnids
Borderin
constellations
Cepheus
Draco
Lyra
Vulpecula
Pegasus
Lacerta
Veesible at latitudes atween +90° an −40°.
Best veesible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) durin the month o September.

Cygnus /ˈsɪɡnəs/ is a northren constellation lyin on the plane o the Milky Way, derivin its name frae the Laitinised Greek wird for swan.

Coordinates: Sky map 20h 37m 12s, +42° 01′ 48″