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Exquisite Albireo, A Much-Loved Double Star

View larger. The constellation Cygnus lies within a larger star pattern known as the Summer Triangle. See the three bright stars here: Vega, Deneb and Altair? See how the pattern...

Messier 11 Is The Wild Duck Cluster

The Wild Duck Cluster, also known as Messier 11, is an open star cluster in the direction of our constellation Scutum the Shield. This loose aggregation of stars lies about...

A Hypergiant Star’s Mysterious Dimming

VY Canis Majoris – in the direction to our constellation Canis Major the Greater Dog – is one of the largest stars known. It’s a red hypergiant, so huge that...