Cygnus

• (n.) A constellation of the northern hemisphere east of, or following, Lyra; the Swan.
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Cygnus

(from the article `North American Nebula`) (catalog number NGC 7000), ionized-hydrogen region in the constellation Cygnus. The nebula is a cloud of interstellar gas ionized from within by ...
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Cygnus

(from the article `swan`) largest waterfowl species of subfamily Anserinae, family Anatidae (order Anseriformes). Most swans are classified in the genus Cygnus. Swans are ...
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Cygnus

genus Cygnus noun a genus of Anatidae
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Cygnus

(abbr. Cyg, gen. Cygni) The Swan; a conspicuous northern constellation that lies east of Lyra and north of Vulpecula. The main stars form a cruciform asterism known as the Northern Cross – a familiar sight overhead in northern winter evening skies. See below for details of...
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Cygnus

[Chinese astronomy] According to traditional Chinese uranography, the modern constellation Cygnus is located within the northern quadrant of the sky, which is symbolized as the The Black Tortoise of the North (北方玄武, Běi Fāng Xuán Wǔ). The name of the western constellation in modern Chinese is 天鵝座 (tiān é zuò), meaning `...
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Cygnus

[constellation] Cygnus contains Deneb, one of the brightest stars in the night sky and one corner of the Summer Triangle, as well as some notable X-ray sources and the giant stellar association of Cygnus OB2. One of the stars of this association, NML Cygni, is one of the largest stars currently known. The constellation is also home to Cygnu...
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Cygnus

[spacecraft] The Cygnus spacecraft is an automated cargo spacecraft developed by Orbital Sciences Corporation as part of NASA`s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) developmental program. It is launched by Orbital`s Antares rocket and is designed to transport supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) following the retir...
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Cygnus

Cyg'nus noun [ Latin , a swan.] (Astron.) A constellation of the northern hemisphere east of, or following, Lyra; the Swan.
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Cygnus

Cygnus (sig'nus) [Lat.,=the swan], northern constellation located SE of Draco and NW of Pegasus. It was depicted as a bird by most ancient cultures. It is sometimes called the Northern Cross because five of its brightest stars form a huge Latin cross. Its most famous star is Deneb, at the head o...
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Cygnus

English name: The Swan. Genitive name: Cygni. Visibility: Visible from the UK See TABLE 20: THE CONSTELLATIONS.
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Cygnus

Large prominent constellation of the northern hemisphere, represented as a swan. Its brightest star is first-magnitude Alpha Cygni or Deneb. Beta Cygni (Albireo) is a yellow and blue double star, visible through small telescopes. The constellation contains the North America nebula (named after its shape), the Veil nebula (the remains of a super...
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Cygnus

[n] - a constellation in the northern hemisphere between Pegasus and Draco in the Milky Way 2. [n] - a genus of Anatidae
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