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  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)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Cygnus (constellation)
Cygnus (IPA: /ˈsɪgnəs/, 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 Heracles.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Cygnus_constellation   (602 words)

  
  Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Cygnus
Cygnus CYGNUS [Cygnus] [Latthe swan], northern constellation located SE of Draco and NW of Pegasus.
Pegasus PEGASUS [Pegasus], in astronomy, northern constellation lying SW of Andromeda and SE of Cygnus.
constellation CONSTELLATION [constellation] in common usage, group of stars that appear to form a configuration in the sky; properly speaking, a constellation is a definite region of the sky in which the configuration of stars is contained.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Cygnus   (608 words)

  
 Cygnus - LoveToKnow 1911
CYGNUS (" The Swan "), in astronomy, a constellation of the northern hemisphere, mentioned by Eudoxus (4th century B.C.) and Aratus (3rd century B.C.), and fabled by the Greeks to be the swan in the form of which Zeus seduced Leda.
In this constellation s Cygni is a fine coloured double star, consisting of a yellow star, magnitude 3, and a blue star, magnitude 5-1.
There is also an extended nebula in the constellation.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Cygnus   (225 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Cygnus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
It was one of Ptolemy's 48 constellations, and is also one of the 88 modern constellations.
Cygnus also contains the X-ray source Cygnus X-1, which is considered to be one of the most likely fl hole candidates.
In Chinese mythology, the constellation Cygnus is the site of the once-a-year magpie bridge which connects the lovers Niu Lang and Zhi Nu (see Chinese Valentines Day).
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Cygnus   (493 words)

  
 Cygnus
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)

  
 Cygnus
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.
The constellation is quite bright, with the stars being generally third and fourth magnitude.
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.
www.dibonsmith.com /cyg_con.htm   (1323 words)

  
 Cygnus X-3
Located 37, 000 light years away in the constellation Cygnus, which straddles the galactic plane, is a powerful x-ray source named Cygnus X-3.
Although it is only the third brightest x-ray source in the constellation after the famous Cygnus X-1, it is much further away on the far side of the galaxy and is obscured by intervening interstellar gas and dust near the galactic plane.
Cygnus X-3 is a compact object in a binary system which is pulling in a stream of gas from an ordinary star companion.
hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu /hbase/starlog/cygx3.html   (543 words)

  
 Cygnus - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Cygnus (Latin, “swan”), prominent northern constellation that lies mostly within the Milky Way.
Cygnus is seen best during early September, when it...
Cygnus X-1, astronomical X-ray source in the northern constellation Cygnus, at right ascension 19h 58.4m, declination 35° 12′.
uk.encarta.msn.com /Cygnus.html   (106 words)

  
 Cosmic Rays and the Cygnus Mystery
Indeed, it features as the oldest known artistic representation of a constellation anywhere in the world, for it is seen on the walls of the famous Lascaux cave in southern France, which is known to have first been occupied around 17,000 years ago.
The concerted reverence for Cygnus as the bird of creation and the source of cosmic life and death, led me to conclude that those responsible for the cave art at Lascaux, most probably shamans skilled in achieving altered states, had somehow become aware of incoming cosmic rays when deep underground.
When in 1973 Carl Sagan wrote that cosmic rays might have been responsible for changes in human evolution he boldly asserted that their source was most probably a neutron star, which he saw as one of the most fascinating stellar bodies in the whole of the universe.
www.andrewcollins.com /page/articles/thecygnusmystery_evolution.htm   (2748 words)

  
 11.14.00 - UC Berkeley students now can wish on their own star, just in time for Saturday's Big Game
During late autumn and early winter months, the constellation Cygnus, or the Swan, can be found far in the west during the first few hours of the night, said UC Berkeley astronomy professor Alex Filippenko.
Characterizing the constellation as a bird began in the Middle East and continued in ancient Greece and Rome.
Cygnus was named after characters in classic mythology that were transformed into swans.
www.berkeley.edu /news/media/releases/2000/11/14_star.html   (607 words)

  
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It is a small constellation in which the main stars form a shape of a trapezium.
It is a planetary nebula in the Vulpecula constellation.
It is of magnitude 8.3 and a diameter of 6’ of arc.
membres.lycos.fr /cdadfs/constellation/cygne/cygnus.htm   (670 words)

  
 Constellations - Cygnus
Cygnus, with the bright star Deneb in the swan's tail, appears high in the summer sky.
Albireo, the bright star at the head of the Cygnus, is an excellent example of a telescopic double star.
As Cygnus lies in the Milky Way it is full of variable stars (stars who's brightness varies over a period of time) and the have been several novae in the boundaries of this constellation - the last was seen in 1976.
www.astronomytoday.com /astronomy/cygnus.html   (205 words)

  
 Cygnus - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Cygnus (Latin, “swan”), prominent northern constellation that lies mostly within the Milky Way.
Cygnus is seen best during early September, when it...
- northern constellation: a constellation of the northern hemisphere containing the star Deneb
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 Constellations (theory) - Lostpedia
Cygnus dove repeatedly into the river to try to retrieve the body of his friend but failed.
Cygnus was eventually rewarded for his gallantry by a prominent place in the summer skies within the cloudy path of the Milky Way.
Comparing a list which ranks constellations according to their size to the numbers is said to reveal some interesting similarities to the DHARMA initiative stations and their corresponding logos:
www.lostpedia.com /wiki/Constellations_theory   (1307 words)

  
 Cygnus, a Constellation for August and September
This is one of the larger of the old constellations, to which seventeen stars were assigned by the Greek astronomer Ptolemy in 150 AD.
Cygnus has also been identified with Orpheus, who was turned into a swan and placed next to his harp (Lyra) in the sky.
The Arabs depicted this constellation as a hen.
www.rasnz.org.nz /Stars/Cygnus.htm   (766 words)

  
 Cygnus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The constellation of Cygnus, The Swan, is seen in about zenith at northern hemisphere, and is one of most obvious asterisms in summer skies, which because of its shape is known as the Northern Cross.
As this diagram shows, the constellation of Cygnus lies exactly on the band of the Milky Way, and so is also exactly on the plane of our galaxy.
Cygnus has many variable stars, most of which are too slight to notice without high-tech equipment.
home.xtra.co.nz /hosts/Wingmakers/Cygnus.html   (3208 words)

  
 Cygnus Radio...the signature station of independent music
Cygnus (Latin for swan) is a northern constellation.
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.
Like the star system after which it is named, it is a constellation of people who love music and are generously giving of their time and talents to bring the best of independent music to a wider audience.
www.cygnusradio.com /aboutus.php   (783 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Cygnus, Constellation (Constellations) - Encyclopedia
Cygnus[sig´nus] Pronunciation Key [Lat.,=the swan], northern constellation located SE of Draco and NW of Pegasus.
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.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/Cygnus.html   (179 words)

  
 HOA: HOA Materials
These views are the same as in the Cygnus constellation prints and show several variable stars in different stages of variation.
Below is the major finder slide of the constellation Cygnus.
The prints of the Cygnus region show several variable stars in different stages of their variation.
hoa.aavso.org /slides.html   (310 words)

  
 THE CONSTELLATION OF CYGNUS
The identification of this constellation with some sort of bird though not necessarily a swan was common in ancient times.
Cygnus is also known as the "Northern Cross" because the 5 brightest stars in the constellation form an inspiring Roman cross.
The constellation of Cygnus contains many other interesting objects including Cygnus X-1 a flhole candidate, and the North American Nebula (NGC 7000) which is a vast cloud of mixed nebulosity, dust and stars.
users.aol.com /cygnus4216/cygnus.html   (492 words)

  
 Cygnus
Cygnus is included in the ancient star catalogs of Eudoxos of Knidos, Aratos of Soli, and Ptolemy.
Deneb, the tail of the swan, is the northeast vertex of the Summer Triangle.
These constellation pages are not intended to duplicate those efforts, but are devoted to two aims: First, they are intended to assist the beginning skywatcher, including students in history of science survey courses, in becoming familiar with Basic Celestial Phenomena (BCP).
hsci.cas.ou.edu /exhibits/exhibit.php?exbgrp=3&exbid=20&exbpg=38   (892 words)

  
 Welcome to Cygnus Creations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Cygnus the Swan is a constellation located in the Northern Hemisphere.
The constellation also contains the North American Nebula and the Pelican Nebula, both very faint objects that can be seen only with a large telescope.
The star 61 Cygni, at a distance of 10.9 light years, was the first star to have its parallax measured (1838);, providing the first accurate stellar distance.
www.cygnuscreations.com   (112 words)

  
 :: NASA Quest > Archives ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
This image, taken with the HST's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2, shows a region of gas and dust about 2500 light years away in the constellation Cygnus, the Swan (which is high overhead in late summer).
The glowing gas is the result of a shock wave from an exploding star, or supernova, that occurred about 15,000 years ago.
If the gas in this image was bright enough to be seen by the naked eye, it would cover an area in the sky equal to about 6 times the area of the full moon.
quest.nasa.gov /hst/cygnusloop_d.html   (125 words)

  
 Cygnus-Orion
Cygnus was venerated by the ancients as the place of prime importance—the primal cause.
Rather than measuring the constellation stars on the screen (which is also derided in many commentaries) I actually took the constellation star “picture” from Starry Night Pro and overlaid it so that the center star of both Cygnus and Orion’s Belt would lay at the center of the middle pyramid.
The alignment of Cygnus in 2600 BC to the pyramids at Giza and the rest of Giza is shown in Figure 1.
www.mysterious-america.net /cygnus-orion.html   (2992 words)

  
 Hawaiian Astronomical Society - Cygnus
The first map is a wide area view of the constellation, suitable for naked eye browsing.
The Cygnus Star Cloud resides in the western portion of this division.
Sitting.7° south is Dolidze 3, a cluster of 40 stars in a 15 minute area, surrounded by an small empty area, and then embedded in the Cygnus Star Cloud.
www.hawastsoc.org /deepsky/cyg/index.html   (1917 words)

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