Aquarius (constellation)

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Aquarius
Constellation
Aquarius
Abbreviation Aqr
Genitive Aquarii
Pronunciation /əˈkwɛəriəs/, genitive /əˈkwɛəri/
Seembolism the Watter-Bearer
Richt ascension 23 h
Declination −15°
Quadrant SQ4
Aurie 980 sq. deg. (10t)
Main starns 10, 22
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
97
Starns wi planets 11
Starns brichter than 3.00m 2
Starns within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 7
Brichtest starn β Aqr (Sadalsuud) (2.91m)
Nearest starn EZ Aqr
(11.27 ly, 3.45 pc)
Messier objects 3
Meteor showers March Aquariids
Eta Aquariids
Delta Aquariids
Iota Aquariids
Borderin
constellations
Pisces
Pegasus
Equuleus
Delphinus
Aquila
Capricornus
Piscis Austrinus
Sculptor
Cetus
Veesible at latitudes atween +65° an −90°.
Best veesible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) durin the month o October.

Aquarius is a constellation o the zodiac, situatit atween Capricornus an Pisces. Its name is Laitin for "water-carrier" or "cup-carrier", an its seembol is Aquarius.svg (Unicode ♒), a representation o watter.

Aquarius is ane o the auldest o the recognized constellations alang the zodiac (the sun's apparent path).[1] It wis ane o the 48 constellations leetit bi the 2nt century AD astronomer Ptolemy, an it remains ane o the 88 modren constellations. It is foond in a region eften cried the Sea due tae its profusion o constellations wi wattery associations such as Cetus the whaul, Pisces the fish, an Eridanus the river.[2]

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Coordinates: Sky map 23h 00m 00s, −15° 00′ 00″