Deneb, also called Alpha Cygni, is the brightest star in the constellation Cygnus. Deneb is the 19th brightest star seen from the Earth and has an apparent magnitude of 1.26. Its absolute brightness is about 60,000 times greater than that of the Sun. Deneb is a bluish-white giant star with a surface temperature of about 20,000° F., or twice that of the Sun.
Deneb reaches its highest point in the sky in mid-September. Its distance from the Earth is approximately 1,600 light-years.