- a first-magnitude star in the constellation Cygnus.
Origin of Deneb
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Above him was the enormous triangle formed by Deneb, Vega, and Altair.Warning from the Stars
Canopus and Deneb, Rigel and Procyon, he would visit them all.Starman's Quest
But obviously, since he was weightless, he was not on Deneb IV.
During his transmigration he had been briefed for the trouble on Deneb IV.
Overhead Altair formed a great triangle with Deneb and Vega.First on the Moon
- the brightest star in the constellation Cygnus and one of the brightest but remotest stars in the night sky. Visual magnitude: 1.25; spectral type: A2I
Word Origin for Deneb
1867, bright star in the tail of the constellation Cygnus the Swan, from Arabic Al Dhanab al Dajajah "the Hen's Tail."
- A white supergiant star. It is the brightest star in the constellation Cygnus, with an apparent magnitude of 1.26. Deneb, along with Vega and Altair, form the Summer Triangle asterism. Scientific name: Alpha Cygnus. See Note at Rigel.