Aquila (constellation)

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Aquila
Constellation
Aquila
Abbreviation Aql
Genitive Aquilae[1]
Pronunciation /ˈækwɨlə/ Áquila,
occasionally /əˈkwɪlə/;
genitive /ˈækwɨl/
Seembolism the Eagle[1]
Richt ascension 20 h
Declination +5°
Quadrant NQ4
Aurie 652 sq. deg. (22nd)
Main starns 10[1]
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
65
Starns wi planets 9
Starns brichter than 3.00m 3
Starns within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 2
Brichtest starn Altair (α Aql) (0.76m)
Nearest starn Altair (α Aql)
(16.77 ly, 5.13 pc)
Messier objects 0
Meteor showers June Aquilids
Epsilon Aquilids
Borderin
constellations
Sagitta
Hercules
Ophiuchus
Serpens Cauda
Scutum
Sagittarius
Capricornus
Aquarius
Delphinus
Veesible at latitudes atween +90° an −75°.
Best veesible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) durin the month o August.

Aquila is a constellation in the northren sky. Its name is Laitin for 'eagle' an it represents the bird who carried Zeus'/Jupiter's thunderbolts in Greco-Roman meethology.

Aquila lies juist a few degrees North o the celestial equator. The alpha starn, Altair, is a vertex o the Simmer Triangle asterism. The constellation is best seen in the simmer as it is locatit alang the Milky Way. Acause o this location alang the line o oor galaxy, mony clusters an nebulae are foond within its borders, but thay are dim an thare are few galaxies.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ridpath 2001, pp. 80–82

Coordinates: Sky map 20h 00m 00s, +05° 00′ 00″