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The Swan

Constellation of the northern sky

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Map of Cygnus
Relative Galactic Position of Cygnus

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.

As well as being home to the bright star Deneb, Cygnus also contains a number of well-known nebulae, including the North America Nebula and the Veil Nebula.


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