Abbreviation: Â Aql
English Name: Â The Eagle
Hemisphere:Â Â Northern/Southern Hemisphere
Location:Â Between the constellations of Delphinus and Scutum.
Visible between latitudes: Â +85 and -75 degrees
Best seen in:Â September
Seen between:Â July and September
Right Ascension (RA):Â 20 hour
Declination (DEC):Â Â +05 degrees
Area (square degrees): Â 652Â (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.
- No Messier objects in Aquila
Other objects in Aquila
- 34x objects:Â Â New General CatalogueÂ (NGC)
- 6x objects:Â Â Index CatalogueÂ (IC)
- 5x objects:Â Â Collinder CatalogÂ (Cr)
Features of Interest
- NGC6709Â is an Open Cluster is visible in a telescope with ease, it’s harder in binoculars requiring to avoid vision to see it.
- Locating theÂ mapÂ for the Open Cluster NGC 6790.
Brightest Objects inÂ
- AltairÂ (Alpha Aql)
- AlshainÂ (Beta Aql)
- TarazedÂ (Gamma Aql)
- Deneb el OkabÂ (Epsilon Aql)
- Deneb el OkabÂ (Zeta Aql)
- Photo of the constellation â€“Â Aquila, as it appears to the naked-eye (Lines have been added for clarity.)
- Sky Chart Â – Â Aquila
- List of stars in Aquila.
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