Albireo http://kvnf.org en Albireo: Double Star http://kvnf.org/post/albireo-double-star <p>Albireo is a beautiful double star in the constellation Cygnus, the Swan.&nbsp; If you heard the previous edition of Western Slope Skies, you learned about the <a href="http://www.kvnf.org/post/summer-triangle">Summer Triangle</a>, which includes Deneb, the tail of Cygnus.&nbsp; Albireo is the head of Cygnus and is dimmer than Deneb.&nbsp;</p><p>Many stars have Arabic names dating back hundreds of years.&nbsp; For example, Deneb means ‘tail.’&nbsp; Because of the history involving several languages, the current name Albireo, while appearing to be Arabic, is actually meaningless.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 17:25:27 +0000 1360 at http://kvnf.org Albireo: Double Star