Albireo


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Albireo

(al-beer -ee-oh) (β Cyg) A beautiful double star, the second brightest star in the constellation Cygnus. The primary is an orange giant with a deep blue companion 35″ away. mv : 3.1 (A), 5.1 (B); spectral type: K5 II (A), B8 V (B).
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Marking the beak of Cygnus, the Swan, Albireo is one of the finest and most colorful double stars in the heavens.
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Many people's favorite is magnificent Albireo (Beta Cygni).
Albireo, the star that marks the beak of the bird (or the base of the cross), can be split by the smallest telescope into a gold and blue pair.
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Particularly fine scans across the Great Rift are from the scintillating star clouds around Albireo, at the foot of the Northern Cross, toward the tip of Sagitta, and from the luminous Milky Way glow near Altair and Gamma ([gamma]) Aquilae toward the star pair of Epsilon ([epsilon]) and Zeta ([zeta]) Aquilae.
Eight degrees south of Albireo, the head of Cygnus, the Swan, lies a star cluster known as the Coathanger (Collinder 399).
In any case, the Winter Albireo deserves to be on every showpiece list.
Three lovely pairs visible in late summer and early autumn skies are Albireo, in the constellation Cygnus, Delta ([delta]) Cephei in Cepheus, and Gamma ([gamma]) Andromedae in Andromeda.
Now look halfway between Albireo and Altair for a faint but distinctive pattern that resembles a little arrow.
The other line runs from the Ring Nebula (M57) through the great color-contrast double star Albireo and the Dumb-bell Nebula (M27).