|Visible in Latitudes:||90° thru -40°|
|Best Seen In:||September, 9:00 pm|
|Transit Date:||August 1|
|Right Ascension:||20.62 hours|
|Area:||803.983 sq. degrees|
Cygnus, the Swan, is visible in the Northern Hemisphere from June through October.
Cygnus is sometimes identified with Cycnus, the son of Mars, who was transformed at the river Padus and transported to the sky. A more popular version of the story is that the swan is Orpheus, who was killed by Achilles at the battle of Troy and placed in the stars near his beloved harp (Lyra).
|Albireo||Beta 1 Cyg|
|Gienah Cygni||Epsilon Cyg|
|Azelfafage||Pi 1 Cyg|
|Ruchba||Omega 2 Cyg|