Albireo (Beta Cygni) is a beautiful double star in Cygnus. One of the great showpieces of the summer sky for small telescopes. To the naked eye it looks like a single star. Through a telescope a pair of stars, one golden, the other blue is revealed. Albireo is located on the head of Cygnus the swan (Or the tail of the ‘kite- like’ constellation within the summer triangle).