Aquila (constellation)

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Aquila
Constellation
Aquila
AbbreviationAql
GenitiveAquilae[1]
Pronunciation/ˈækwlə/ Áquila,
occasionally /əˈkwɪlə/;
genitive /ˈækwl/
Seembolismthe Eagle[1]
Richt ascension20 h
Declination+5°
QuadrantNQ4
Aurie652 sq. deg. (22nd)
Main starns10[1]
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
65
Starns wi planets9
Starns brichter than 3.00m3
Starns within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)2
Brichtest starnAltair (α Aql) (0.76m)
Nearest starnAltair (α Aql)
(16.77 ly, 5.13 pc)
Messier objects0
Meteor showersJune 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″