Cygnus, a constellation that lies in the Milky Way between Lyra and Pegasus. It contains the first-magnitude star Deneb. Deneb and four other stars within the constellation form the Northern Cross. Cygnus is named for a character in Greek mythology who was turned into a swan and placed in the heavens by the god Apollo.
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