Albireo (Beta Cygni)  -- Double Star in Cygnus
The Gold & Blue Beak of Swan
Alberio is the most observed and thus, the most famous of the double-stars among
amateur astronomers.  And it is rightly deserved.  The Primary Star is bright and
easily found.  It marks the beak of Cygnus the swan which rides high in the summer
night sky.  The double’s colors are gold & blue and is placed against the star-lit
background of the Cygnus Star Cloud.  The separation of the two stars is a healthy
34 arcseconds and is easily separated by any telescope.  It is truly one of the night
sky’s favorites.