Cygnus is a northern constellation lying on the plane of the Milky Way, deriving its name from the Latinized Greek word for swan. Cygnus is one of the most recognizable constellations of the northern summer and autumn, and it features a prominent asterism known as the Northern Cross (in contrast to the Southern Cross). Cygnus was among the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy, and it … Read more What Type of Star is Cygnus
History of the Taurus Constellation The constellation known as Taurus (Tau for short) has been known about since the Bronze Age when it was used as the marked location for the Sun during the spring equinox. It is visible from the northern and southern hemisphere (it appears upside-down from the southern hemisphere). The legends of … Read more How many stars are in Taurus?