Cygnus is the Latin word for swan, the romanized form of the ancient Greek κύκνος (kyknos) "swan". It may refer to:

  • Cycnus, one of a number of characters in Greek Mythology
  • Cygnus (constellation), a northern constellation and one of Ptolemy's 48 constellations, named after a character in Greek Mythology
    • Cygnus X-1, a binary system located within the constellation Cygnus, containing a compact object which is a black hole candidate
    • Cygnus X-3, a binary system located within the constellation Cygnus, containing a compact object which is a strange star candidate
    • Cygnus X-1 duology, a pair of epic songs by the Canadian progressive rock band Rush
  • Cygnus (genus), the genus of most swans
  • "Cygnus...Vismund Cygnus", a song from The Mars Volta album Frances the Mute
  • U.S.S. Cygnus, Dr. Reinhardt's ship in the 1979 Walt Disney movie The Black Hole
  • Cygnus Alpha, a prison planet and episode of the British science fiction show Blake's 7
  • Cygnus Black, a character from Harry Potter novels, a father of Bellatrix Lestrange, Andromeda Tonks and Narcissa Malfoy.
  • Cygnus Business Media, a U.S.-based business to business publishing company
  • CygnusMedia, a digital x-ray/image software package for dentists based on and powered by the VisiQuick software from Netherlands.
  • Cygnus Solutions, a company that provided commercial support for free software and the original developer of Cygwin
  • Cygnus spacecraft, a space vehicle under development by Orbital Sciences Corporation and Thales Alenia Space
  • Gestair Cargo, formerly Cygnus Air, Spanish cargo airline

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  • Cygnus x1 — Cygnus X 1 Pour les articles homonymes, voir X 1. En astronomie, Cygnus X 1 est une binaire X à forte masse et fut le premier candidat trou noir clairement identifié. Sommaire 1 Découverte …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cygnus A — Observation data (J2000 epoch) Constellation Cygnus Right ascension …   Wikipedia

  • Cygnus X-3 — Observation data Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS) Constellation Cygnus Right ascension 20h 32m 25.78s[1] …   Wikipedia

  • Cygnus A — Vue de la galaxie Découverte Découvreur(s) Grote Reber Date 1939 Désignations 4C 40.40, 2E 4309, CYG …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cygnus X-3 — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Cygnus X 3 es una poderosa fuente de rayos X localizada a 37.000 años luz en la constelación de Cygnus. Aunque es sólo la tercera fuente de rayos x más luminosa en la constelación, después de la famosa Cygnus X 1, se …   Wikipedia Español

  • Cygnus — (latin. Form von gr. Kyknos, ‚Schwan‘) bezeichnet: Schwan (Sternbild), lateinischer Name Schwäne, die Gattung der echten Schwäne Cygnus Solutions, ein ehemaliges Software Unternehmen Cygnus (Raumtransporter), ein in der Entwicklung befindlichen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cygnus — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Cygnus puede referirse a: Una constelación de estrellas en el hemisferio norte Un género de aves (Cisne) Cygnus Solutions, la primer empresa en brindar soporte tecnico a sistemas de software libre GNU/LInux Obtenido… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Cygnus — (el cisne) es una constelación del hemisferio norte que atraviesa la Vía Láctea. Dado el patrón de las estrellas principales, a veces se la conoce como la Cruz del Norte (en contraste con la Cruz del Sur). Contiene a Deneb, una estrella de… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Cygnus — [sig′nəs] n. [L < cygnus, swan < Gr kyknos: see CYGNET] 1. Gr. Myth. a king of the Ligurians who is changed into a swan 2. a N constellation in the Milky Way near Lyra, containing the bright star Deneb; the Northern Cross; the Cross; the… …   English World dictionary

  • Cygnus — Cyg nus (s?g n?s), n. [L., a swan.] (Astron.) A constellation of the northern hemisphere east of, or following, Lyra; the Swan. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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