Aquila

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Abbreviation:  Aql
English Name:  The Eagle
Hemisphere:  Northern/Southern Hemisphere
Location: Between the constellations of Delphinus and Scutum.
Visible between latitudes:  +85 and -75 degrees
Best seen in:  September
Seen between: July and September
Right Ascension (RA):  20 hour
Declination (DEC):  +05 degrees
Area (square degrees):  652 (22nd)

Aquila (The Eagle)

  • The main star in Aquila – Altair is the bright star at the top left of above picture, flanked on its left and right by Alshain star and Tarazed star.
  • Altair, along wit Deneb and Vega form the well-known Summer Triangle.
  • Most of this constellation lies in the Northern Hemisphere of the night sky, although the celestial equator crosses it.
  • The Milky Way runs through this constellation and is very rich in this region.

Messier Objects

  • No Messier objects in Aquila

Other objects in Aquila

Features of Interest

  • NGC6709 is an Open Cluster is visible in a telescope with ease, it’s harder in binoculars requiring to avoid vision to see it.
  • Locating the map for the Open Cluster NGC 6790.

Brightest Objects in 

Named Stars

  • Altair (Alpha Aql)
  • Alshain (Beta Aql)
  • Tarazed (Gamma Aql)
  • Deneb el Okab (Epsilon Aql)
  • Deneb el Okab (Zeta Aql)

Others

  • Photo of the constellation – Aquila, as it appears to the naked-eye (Lines have been added for clarity.)
  • Sky Chart  –  Aquila
  • List of stars in Aquila.

 

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