Constellation: Cygnus

Cygnus is a prominent easy-to-find constellation in the northern hemisphere sky. That contains the northern cross asterism and which is itself part of the Summer Triangle asterism.

Cygnus or the Swan is said to represent the bird into which, Jupiter once transformed himself while on a secret visit to the Queen of Sparta.

Astronomical Objects in Cygnus

Open clusters are good targets in even light polluted skies, and being situated in the summer triangle make excellent evening targets in even the lighter summer months.

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What equipment do you need to see Cygnus?

Technically you don't need any equipment at all to see Cygnus! However, to see the fainter stars in the constellation, especially from a light-polluted location would require a good pair of binoculars.