Aquarius (constellation)

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Aquarius
Constellation
Aquarius
AbbreviationAqr
GenitiveAquarii
Pronunciation/əˈkwɛəriəs/, genitive /əˈkwɛəri/
Seembolismthe Watter-Bearer
Richt ascension23 h
Declination−15°
QuadrantSQ4
Aurie980 sq. deg. (10t)
Main starns10, 22
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
97
Starns wi planets11
Starns brichter than 3.00m2
Starns within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)7
Brichtest starnβ Aqr (Sadalsuud) (2.91m)
Nearest starnEZ Aqr
(11.27 ly, 3.45 pc)
Messier objects3
Meteor showersMarch 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″