EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun, genitive Cyg·ni . [ sig-nahy] /ˈsɪg naɪ/ . Astronomy the Swan, a northern constellation southwest of Draco, containing the bright star Deneb. Origin of Cygnus
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Stellar parallax was first securely detected in 1838, by Bessel, for 61
The two nearest fixed stars are Alpha Centauri and 61
Latitude by observation a
Cygni 14 degrees 51 minutes 37 seconds.
One star, known as 61
Cygni, was then and is now rushing along at the rate of 100 miles every second.
Alpha Centauri, then, is four and one-third light-years distant, and 61
Cygni seven and one-fifth light-years away. British Dictionary definitions for cygni noun Latin genitive Cygni ( ˈsɪɡnaɪ) a constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Pegasus and Draco in the Milky Way. The constellation contains the Cygnus Loop supernova remnant, the intense radio galaxy Cygnus A, and the intense galactic X-ray source Cygnus X–1, which is probably a black hole Word Origin for Cygnus
Latin: swan; see
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A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Cepheus and Lyra. Cygnus (the Swan, or the Northern Cross) contains the bright star Deneb.
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