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Cygnus, The Swan, is one of the more obvious asterisms in the summer skies, which -- because of its shape -- is sometimes called the Northern Cross.
Cygnus A is the second brightest source in the 'radio sky', after the supernova remnant known as Cas A. This pecularly-shaped galaxy is considered to be a billion light years distant, and is an object of intense investigation.
Cygnus A is found in a highly nebulous region of the constellation, about three and a half degrees west of gamma Cyg.
www.dibonsmith.com /cyg_con.htm   (1323 words)

  Cygnus (constellation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cygnus (from the Latin word Cygnus, meaning "swan") is a northern constellation.
Cygnus also contains the X-ray source Cygnus X-1, which is considered to be one of the most likely fl hole candidates.
Cygnus, together with other constellations in the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius (specifically, Lyra, and Aquila, together with Sagittarius itself), may be a significant part of the origin of the myth of the Stymphalian Birds, one of The Twelve Labours of Herakles.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cygnus   (727 words)

 Cygnus Solutions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cygnus Solutions, originally Cygnus Support, was founded in 1989 by John Gilmore, Michael Tiemann and David Henkel-Wallace to provide commercial support for free software.
Cygnus developed BFD, and used it to help port GNU to many architectures, in a number of cases working under non-disclosure to produce tools used for initial bringup of software for a new chip design.
Cygnus was also the original developer of Cygwin, a POSIX layer and the GNU toolkit port to the Microsoft Windows operating system family.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cygnus_Solutions   (198 words)

 Cygnus X-1 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cygnus X-1 (often abbreviated to Cyg X-1) is an X-ray source in the constellation Cygnus, and considered to be one of the most likely fl hole candidates.
Tom Bolton identified Cygnus X-1 as a fl hole using the facilities of the David Dunlap Observatory at the University of Toronto.
Location of the X-ray source Cygnus X-1, which is widely accepted to be a 10 solar mass fl hole orbiting a blue giant star.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cygnus_X-1   (310 words)

Cygnus, the Swan, is also known as the Northern Cross because of it's distinctive shape.
Cygnus is also sprinkled with a variety of nebulae, planetary, diffuse and dark.
In one myth, Cygnus is a friend of Phaethon, the son of Apollo, the Sun god.
www.windows.ucar.edu /tour/link=/the_universe/Constellations/summer/cygnus.html&edu=high   (299 words)

 Constellation Cygnus
Diffuse Nebulae NGC 6960, NGC 6992, NGC 7000, I 5070, I 5067, The Cygnus Rift
This lane is known as The Cygnus Rift or sometimes as the Northern Coalsack.
Cygnus, the swan, is one of the the two birds (Aquila, the eagle, is the second), which are hunted by Hercules.
www.seds.org /Maps/Stars_en/Fig/cygnus.html   (1322 words)

 Cygnus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Cygnus, the celestial Swan, flies toward lower right and to the horizon, great Deneb, seen toward the upper left, marking its tail.
Cygnus reversed becomes the Northern Cross, Deneb now at the top, Albireo at the foot, the arms of the cross stretching from upper right to lower left, Sadr at the intersection.
Cygnus has two stars with orbiting planets: the double star 16 Cygni and the triple star HD188753.
www.astro.uiuc.edu /~kaler/sow/cyg-p.html   (239 words)

Cygnus was known to the ancient Babylonians as the 'bird of the forest'.
Cygnus usually is shown in full flight down the Milky Way, the Stream of Heaven, "uppoised on gleaming wings"; but old drawings have it apparently just springing from the ground.
While Cygnus was thus prominent in myth and the sky, the swan was especially so in ancient ornithology, and the subject of many fables, where its "hostility" to other birds and to beasts was made much of.
www.winshop.com.au /annew/Cygnus.html   (3895 words)

 Search for Periodic Emission from Cygnus X-3
Claims of observation of emission from Cygnus X-3 have typically reported observation of pulsation with a period equal to the period of the X-rays emitted by Cygnus X-3[19, 4, 20].
This is one of several ephemerides proposed for Cygnus X-3 the most commonly used of which have been the ephemeris proposed by van der Klis and Bonnet-Bidaud in 1981 and the two alternative ephemerides proposed by them in 1989.
Cygnus X-3 has an ecliptic longitude of 57 degrees so the peak-to-peak magnitude of the correction is reduced to about 9 minutes.
ww2.lafayette.edu /~starkm/thesis/periodic.html   (958 words)

 Business Wire: Cygnus Fuels Linux With GNUPro Software Develop... @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Cygnus is currently optimizing its GNUPro software development technology to support a range of Intel processors, including Celeron(TM), Pentium(R) II and Pentium(R) III processors.
Cygnus GNUPro features the industry leading(a) GNU compiler -- the toolchain used to build Linux and the GNU debugger -- that is backed by ten years of Cygnus expertise in porting (and maintaining) the GNU technology to more than 125 host/target combinations.
Cygnus works with platform vendors to ensure the latest GNU technologies are available on their platforms, as well as end users to customize and optimize GNUPro for specific applications.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:53972174&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (808 words)

 GAO: B-292649.3; B-292649.4, Cygnus Corporation, Inc., December 30, 2003
Cygnus challenges the evaluation of proposals and asserts that the agency failed to conduct meaningful discussions.
Cygnus asserts that NIH failed to advise it during discussions of perceived weaknesses in its proposal and, where it did raise other matters during discussions, affirmatively misled it into believing that such other matters had been satisfactorily resolved during discussions.
We conclude that Cygnus was prejudiced by NIH's actions because it is possible that, when considered in conjunction with the correction of the errors in the technical evaluation, Cygnus's proposal could have been improved enough through further discussions to become the best value offer.
www.gao.gov /decisions/bidpro/2926493.htm   (2530 words)

 Stellwagen Whale - Cygnus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Cygnus is a large, adult male humpback whale.
Cygnus was named for his unusual dorsal fin.
Cygnus was strangled by Achilles during the Trojan war.
stellwagen.nos.noaa.gov /wildlife/top40/cygnus.html   (283 words)

 CYGNUS Management Consultants: Case Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
CYGNUS staff assisted the organization in developing a competency model for mangers to support continued leadership development and performance management.
CYGNUS consultants worked with human resource staff and senior management to identify employee and leadership competencies to enhance performance management, staffing, and training initiatives.
CYGNUS consultants worked with internal staff to identify competencies for a variety of public service roles including those for supervisors, managers, executive, human resource professionals and financial managers.
www.cygnus-inc.com /compmodel2.html   (496 words)

 Ticketing, Mobile Commerce, E-commerce, POS, Kiosks, Admission Control
And so are the solutions Cygnus creates - flexible choices that deliver answers as quickly as the needs for them develop.
Using technology designed to immediately enhance and expand your sales channels, we go beyond existing boundaries for fresh, new perspectives on engaging your customers at their level of comfort.
As a result, Cygnus is poised to be a powerful partner and dependable ally in your quest for innovative revenue solutions.
www.cygnus.com   (123 words)

 Cygnus A --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The best-observed old supernova remnant is the Cygnus Loop (or the Veil Nebula), a beautiful, filamentary object roughly in the form of a circular arc in Cygnus.
Cygnus is Latin for “swan,”; but the constellation is also called the Northern Cross because of the large, distinctive cross shape formed by its brightest stars.
It is situated west of the constellation Pegasus, north of Vulpecula, and east of Lyra, and the swan is...
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9028392?tocId=9028392   (852 words)

 Cygnus the Swan
Cygnus the swan is an easily recognized constellation.
One story tells us that Cygnus represents Orpheus who was changed into a swan at his death and placed beside his magic harp (Lyra) in the sky.
Another story says this represents Cygnus, son of the King of the Ligurians who was stricken with grief over the death of his friend Phaethon.
starryskies.com /The_sky/constallations_html/cygnus.html   (331 words)

 Active Galaxies and Quasars - Radio Galaxy Cygnus A   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The first photographs of Cygnus A showed two clumps of luminous material, which led Walter Baade and Rudolph Minkowski to speculate that the radio emission was somehow linked to a galaxy collision.
This is a narrow-line radio galaxy, but infrared and polarization measurements show that from some directions it would appear as a broad-line object and perhaps as a quasar, so that there is plenty of radiation in some directions to light up the gas.
Cygnus A is an excellent example of the Fanaroff-Riley (FR) type II radio sources, characterized by faint, very narrow jets, distinct lobes, and clear hot spots at the outer edges of the lobes, often where the jets intersect the outer edges.
www.astr.ua.edu /keel/agn/cygnusa.html   (359 words)

 Business Wire: Cygnus' Advanced Software Simulation Technology Instrumental in Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.'s Next ...
With Cygnus' software simulation and tools technologies, SCEI was able to demonstrate titles on the next generation PlayStation at the PlayStation Meeting 1999 held on March 2.
Cygnus was able to deliver on this specification because of its leading position in microprocessor instruction set simulators.
Cygnus' approach to system simulation differs from the traditional EDA approach, wherein accurate simulation of hardware is not targeted at the software developer.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_1999_March_29/ai_54230840   (962 words)

 CYGNUS Management Consultants: Case Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
CYGNUS consultants worked with senior management to design and facilitate a comprehensive strategic planning process, which resulted in an enhanced strategic direction.
CYGNUS consultants worked with union staff and management to develop a strategic-planning process, set strategic direction and provide a solid foundation for business plan development.
CYGNUS consultants worked with the management team to develop a strategic plan that helped facilitate the organization's transition.
www.cygnus-inc.com /stratplan2.html   (439 words)

 About Cygnus
Backed by the Paton’s Taxiworld Group of companies, Cygnus have invested heavily in design and in house engineering, in order to make certain that their products are of the highest quality.
Cygnus is driven by the requirement for durable, quality products that are continuously being improved.
Cygnus Automotive heads the field in taximeter specification and service which is demonstrated by its commitment to ISO:9001:2000 and delivery of the industry's fastest annual London tariff change.
www.cygnus-automotive.co.uk /page2.html   (250 words)

 Science Line - Night Patrol - Constellations - Cygnus - The Swan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The reason Cygnus is so rich in faint stars is because the Milky Way passes directly though the constellation, giving us the opportunity to view another arm of our spiral shaped galaxy.
The brightest star in Cygnus is Deneb, marking the tail of the Swan.
Although invisible to the naked eye Cygnus X-1 was the first stellar X-ray source record by astronomers The star a very hot, luminous supergiant with a surface temperature of approximately 30,000°C, 5 times the temperature of the surface of our Sun.
www.sciencenet.org.uk /astron/const/ConstList/cygnus.html   (511 words)

 Info: (automake.info.gz) Cygnus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
A Cygnus tree has slightly different rules for how a `Makefile.in' is to be constructed.
GNU maintainers are advised to use `gnu' strictness in preference to the special Cygnus mode.
Some day, perhaps, the differences between Cygnus trees and GNU trees will disappear (for instance, as GCC is made more standards compliant).
www.cit.gu.edu.au /teaching/2105CIT/cgi-bin/info2html.cgi?(automake.info.gz)Cygnus   (249 words)

 The Mythology of the Constellations: Cygnus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Cygnus became a new kind of bird: but he put no trust in the skies, or in Jupiter, for he remembered how that god had unjustly hurled his flaming bolt.
Instead, Cygnus made for marshes and broad lakes, and in his hatred of flames chose to inhabit the rivers, which are the very antithesis of fire
Cygnus is located next to Cepheus and Lyra.
www.comfychair.org /~cmbell/myth/cygnus.html   (333 words)

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