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photo by Richard Yandrick

Albireo is the beak star of Cygnus

The constellation Cygnus represents a swan flying in the Milky Way. At the head of the swan is Albireo, the beak star.

In a telescope Albireo is revealed to be a beautiful double star, with one star being small and blue, the other being larger and golden.