Cygnus the Swan Constellation

constellations Sep 01, 2020

Cygnus the Swan Constellation, also sometimes called the Northern Cross (as an asterism), is a beautiful star pattern to find in the summer months. It is part of the summer triangle asterism. The bright star Deneb, along with Vega and Altair, are the three stars the make up the summer triangle. If you can identify these stars, you can find Cygnus this way.

Cygnus also sits within the Milky Way Galaxy. If you are lucky enough to have access to a dark sky away from light pollution, the hazy Milky Way is sure to shine through the darkness.  The longer you give you eyes time to adjust, the more light you will see fro our own galaxy.

Watch this video to learn more about this easy-to-find constellation during the summer months.