~ Constellations ~

Cygnus The Swan  (Summer)
 Lying along the plane of the Milky Way, Cygnus is rich in nebula and dust and is the home of the "Northern Cross", an easily recognized asterism Made from the stars Deneb, Sadr, Gienah, Delta Cygni and Albireo.(An asterism is a pattern of stars with a common name, but mostly are not constellations themselves).  Cygnus is home to a large number of popular targets including The North American and Pelican Nebulas, The Butterfly Nebula, The Crescent Nebula, the dark band of dust that bisects it is know as the Cygnus Rift or The Northern Coalsack.