Cygnus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Cygnus a genus of Anatidae
    • n Cygnus a constellation in the northern hemisphere between Pegasus and Draco in the Milky Way; contains a black hole
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cygnus (Astron) A constellation of the northern hemisphere east of, or following, Lyra; the Swan.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Cygnus The typical genus of the subfamily Cygninæ, formerly conterminous with it, but now including all the white swans, or even restricted to those which have a tubercle on the bill, as the mute swan of Europe, Cygnus olor. C. musicus is the European whooping swan, or hooper. It belongs to the subgenus Olor, as do the two American swans, the whistler, Cygnus (Olor) columbianus, and the trumpeter, Cygnus (Olor) buccinator. See swan.
    • n Cygnus An ancient northern constellation representing a bird called a swan by Ovid and others, and now always so considered.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a swan

Usage

In literature:

One of the prettiest lies in the constellation Cygnus.
"A Trip to Venus" by John Munro
Then to the east, higher up, are Cygnus, Lyra, and Aquila.
"A Hoosier Chronicle" by Meredith Nicholson
A HALF-HOUR WITH ANDROMEDA, CYGNUS, ETC.
"Half-hours with the Telescope" by Richard A. Proctor
I recollect but one philosopher styled Cygnus; and, what is remarkable, he was of Canaan.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)" by Jacob Bryant
At midnight Scorpius and Cygnus are ready to claim the attention.
"A Field Book of the Stars" by William Tyler Olcott
Toward some destination in the general direction of the constellation Cygnus.
"Unwise Child" by Gordon Randall Garrett
The bright star in the constellation Cygnus, well known as a standard nautical star.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
And now the Sigaean shores are red {with blood}: now Cygnus, the son of Neptune, has slain a thousand men.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
In the year 1670 a new star appeared in the constellation Cygnus, attaining the third magnitude.
"Myths and Marvels of Astronomy" by Richard A. Proctor
Near Vega is another important constellation, known as the Swan or Cygnus.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
Circles of four degrees radius include respectively seven in Argo, eight in Cygnus.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
Similar dark spaces, though not of such magnitude, are seen in Ophiuchus, Scorpio, and Cygnus.
"The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost'" by Thomas Orchard
Combat of Achilles and Cygnus.
"The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II" by Ovid
Underneath Cygnus we notice the small constellation Vulpecula.
"Pleasures of the telescope" by Garrett Serviss
They were nearing the Hole in Cygnus.
"The Book" by Michael Shaara
He told her that the Milky Way was at its best these coming months, and that Cygnus would be always visible on clear nights.
"The Wave" by Algernon Blackwood
Nearly a third of it, from Scorpio to Cygnus, is split into two divisions nearly parallel.
"Astronomy" by David Todd
These birds are perhaps represented by Cygnus, Altair, and the Vulture (Lyra).
"Astronomical Curiosities" by J. Ellard Gore
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In poetry:

The stars are sliding wanton through trees,
The sky is sliding steady over all.
Great Bear to Gemini will lose his place
And Cygnus over world's brink slip + fall.
"Stars Sliding" by Ivor Gurney

In news:

Phil Saran has joined Cygnus Business Media as publisher of Aircraft Maintenance Technology, as well as publisher of Cygnus' other two aviation publications, Airport Business and Ground Support Worldwide.
The expe­ri­enced stargazer will rec­og­nize the star num­bered "61" in the con­stel­la­tion Cygnus, the Swan, almost imme­di­ately.
Cygnus group nebula-after hubble by CJ Brander Supplied.
The company was awarded the deal on the Cygnus field by operator GDF SUEZ through its design contractor AMEC.
The Star-Forming Region of Cygnus X. Rebecca J Rosen is an associate editor at The Atlantic.
One-acts plays by Samuel Beckett will be paired with original music compositions performed by Cygnus Ensemble in Sounding Beckett, getting a Sept 14-23 Off-Broadway engagement.
Jonathan Kozlowski c/o Cygnus Business Media.
Artist rendering of Orbital Science's Cygnus cargo spacecraft approaching the International Space Station.
A new partnerships, expanded outdoor demo area and the return of favorites such as the skills competition and networking party add up to a must-attend Cygnus Aviation Expo.
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First Cygnus now in Virginia and preparing for scheduled February blast-off.
Joel Franke company and product information about Cygnus Vehicle Repair Group.
Cygnus with Deneb, Lyra with Vega and Aquila with Altair are now low in the northwest.
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In science:

He obtained rather different values of the absorption coefficient, particularly in Cygnus and Auriga where there are large dark patches.
Cosmic Dust in the 21st Century
Carilli, Perley, & Harris (1994) find that the radio hot spots in the jets of Cygnus A, a classic Fanaroff-Riley II radio source, have a Mach number of ∼ 5.
A Moderate Cluster Cooling Flow Model
Spatial and spectral profiles of O VI emission behind a shock wave on the northern edge of the Cygnus Loop were obtained with the FUSE satellite.
Far Ultraviolet Spectra of a Non-Radiative Shock Wave in the Cygnus Loop
The pre-shock density is about twice the canonical value for the Cygnus Loop X-ray emitting shocks.
Far Ultraviolet Spectra of a Non-Radiative Shock Wave in the Cygnus Loop
The Cygnus Loop is a nearby, bright supernova remnant (SNR).
Far Ultraviolet Spectra of a Non-Radiative Shock Wave in the Cygnus Loop
The distance to the Cygnus Loop is now believed to be 440 pc based on comparison of proper motions and shock speeds (Shull & Hippelein 1991; Blair et al. 1999), as opposed to the canonical estimate of 770 pc.
Far Ultraviolet Spectra of a Non-Radiative Shock Wave in the Cygnus Loop
Slower shocks, in particular the Cygnus Loop shock observed here, are much closer to electron-ion thermal equilibration.
Far Ultraviolet Spectra of a Non-Radiative Shock Wave in the Cygnus Loop
Szentgyorgyi et al. (2000) separated n0 and L in the XA region of the Cygnus Loop by comparing the intensity of a [Ne V] line, which scales as n0L, with the X-ray surface brightness, which scales as n2 0L.
Far Ultraviolet Spectra of a Non-Radiative Shock Wave in the Cygnus Loop
Patnaude et al. (2002) applied a similar technique to a recently shocked cloud in the SW Cygnus Loop.
Far Ultraviolet Spectra of a Non-Radiative Shock Wave in the Cygnus Loop
Cornett et al. (1992) compared the optically thin emission in [O III] λ5007 with UV emission dominated by the C IV λ1550 doublet to show that bright filaments in the eastern Cygnus Loop are optically thick in the C IV lines.
Far Ultraviolet Spectra of a Non-Radiative Shock Wave in the Cygnus Loop
We find nearly complete equilibration between O and H, a preshock density about twice the value usually quoted for the Cygnus Loop blastwave, and a depth along the line of sight of about 0.7-1.5 pc.
Far Ultraviolet Spectra of a Non-Radiative Shock Wave in the Cygnus Loop
The image shows a portion of the Hα filament complex that defines the northern edge of the Cygnus Loop.
Far Ultraviolet Spectra of a Non-Radiative Shock Wave in the Cygnus Loop
Essentially all of the time when the Cygnus Loop was observable fell during orbital day, so the geocoronal background was high.
Far Ultraviolet Spectra of a Non-Radiative Shock Wave in the Cygnus Loop
ROSAT PSPC observations of the Cygnus Loop have been presented by Levenson et al. (1999).
Far Ultraviolet Spectra of a Non-Radiative Shock Wave in the Cygnus Loop
The Cygnus Loop shock has a lower speed, but probably a higher Alfv´en Mach number.
Far Ultraviolet Spectra of a Non-Radiative Shock Wave in the Cygnus Loop
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