TONY & DAPHNE HALLAS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY TONY & DAPHNE HALLAS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Constellation of Cygnus. Optical image of the stars of the northern constellation of Cygnus (the Swan). Its most prominent star is Deneb or Alpha Cygni (blue, centre left). This constellation has 9 main stars. It is one of the 88 modern constellations adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1922. The nebulae and dust clouds of the Milky Way feature in this constellation.
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