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The Cygnus Enigma documentary



Click here to view the Quicktime version (23MB).

Note: You will need Windows Media Player to view the above documentary. Click here to download the free player.

Errata: In the above documentary, the swans shown are in fact mute swans. This is because the Newgrange whooper swans have not been visiting their usual spot in front of Newgrange for the past few years and can now be found in a field between Knowth and Slane during the months of October to March. Also, in the documentary I fail to mention the precessional significance of Deneb. It only sets below the horizon for a couple of centuries during the whole 25,800-year precessional cycle. And its "grazing" of the northern horizon only happens at this latitude. Please excuse these minor blemishes.

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