A blue-white supergiant star 1,600 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus. It is the constellation's brightest star and the most-distant bright star visible to the unaided eye. It forms one point of the large Summer Triangle.

Radio Programs

Deceptive Giant A star that’s more impressive than it looks Saturday, June 27, 2015
Two Ways to Die Two ways to make a supernova Monday, June 15, 2015
Even Brighter A couple of brilliant ways to die Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Summer Triangle Bright stars shine through the moonlight Friday, June 13, 2014
Northern Cross A star pattern with a double identity Sunday, December 23, 2012
Future Beacons Lining up the North Stars Monday, July 23, 2012
Summer Triangle The brilliant Summer Triangle Sunday, July 8, 2012
More Deneb Too many targets, not enough time Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Deneb Nagging questions about a giant star Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Deneb Packing up for a long trip Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Featured Images

Current and future pole stars
Moving On Monday, July 23, 2012


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