Cygnus Constellation — Cygnus (the swan) is a northern constellation. It was one of Ptolemy’s 48 constellations, and is also one of the 88 modern constellations.

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Cygnus system, Kepler 186F by Gregg Prescott, M.S. Editor, NASA's Kepler Space Telescope recently discovered an Earth-like planet orbiting a nearby star within the habitable zone of our galaxy. Kepler-186f is approx...

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18-panels mosaic of Cygnus Nebulae - Large 18-panels mosaic about Nebulae of Cygnus constellation in narrowband colors. -

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The constellations Vega and Lyra combine to create Cygnus, the stunning swan of the night sky.

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Constellation Lyra can be seen on the right of this c. 1825 star map from Urania's Mirror. In the past, Lyra was often represented on star maps as a vulture or an eagle carrying a lyre, either enclosed in its wings, or in its beak. It was sometimes referred to as Aquila Cadens or Vultur Cadens (falling eagle or falling vulture). This historical association is preserved in the name of its brightest star, Vega, which is derived from an Arabic term meaning "swooping eagle

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