Constellation of the northern sky
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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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