Constellation The Eagle

Aquila (The Eagle): gift, map and visability

  • Meaning: The Eagle
  • Best seen in: September
  • Family: Hercules
  • Latitude: +85° to -75°

Aquila or The Eagle is one of the 88 constellations modern astronomers have divided the sky into. It's part of the Hercules constellation family. Aquila is best seen in September (from latitudes +85° to -75°).

Aquila represents the eagle of the Roman god, Jupiter and, in fact, gets its name from the Latin word meaning, ‘eagle’. It has seven stars with known planets and two meteor showers. In the Greek legends, this constellation represented the eagle that carried Zeus’ thunderbolts. It was also the eagle used to snatch away Ganymede, a favored servant of Zeus. Altair, the brightest star in the constellation, sits 12 light years away.

Aquila Constellation Map

Aquila Constellation Map
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Main Stars in The Eagle (Aquila)

The constellation Aquila contains several bright stars that make up its shape. Some of these main stars are known as:

  • Altair
  • Alshain
  • Tarazed
  • Deneb el Okab
  • Bezek
  • Tseen Foo
  • Al Thalimain

Some of the deep sky objects which have been discovered in Aquila include: Phantom Streak Nebula, NGC 6709, NGC 6755, B143-4.

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