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Aquila Constellation

Aquila (Pronounciation:A-quill-a, Abbrev:Aql, Latin:Aquilae) is a constellation, one of 88 constellations that the night sky is divided into. The sky is not divided up equally between the constellations. Aquila takes up 652.473 sq. degrees of the night sky which equates to 1.58% of the night sky. The constellation gets its name as it name means The Eagle . The constellation is one of the original constellations that was devised by the Ancient Greco-Egyptian astronomer Ptolemy who lived between 90 A.D. and 168 A.D.

Aquila is not a member of the Zodiac group of twelve constellations that appear when the Sun sets. Aquila is a northern hemispheric constellation which means it can't be seen easily or at all from the southern hemisphere.

The brightest star in Aquila is Altair. There are 4 Extrasolar Planets (Exoplanets) in this constellation that are detailed on this site.

Legend of Aquila

Aquila was the eagle that carried Zeus` thunderbolts. Also used to fetch the shepherd boy Ganymede for Zeus. Ganymede is believed to be represented in the skies by Aquarius .

Meteor Showers

There are 7 Meteor Showers that occur during the year within this constellation based on information gathered from Adam Mickiewicz University (Poland). The ones listed as the ones I've been able to find a date range for. For others if you have the time, you can visit the AMU site, obtains the SL value then use IMO tables to calculate the date. A lot of the Meteor Showers are weak and you need to do a lot of stargazing to spot them.

NameActivityPeak ActivityClosest Star
Epsilon AquilidsMay 4-27May17/18Deneb el Okab

Aquila Facts


NameAquila
AbbreviationAql
Is a Zodiac Sign No
Brightest StarAltair
Area652.473 sq. deg.
Percentage of Night Sky1.58%
Size Position22nd
Hemisphere Northern
Site Exoplanet Count4
Meteor Shower Count7
Bordering / Neighbouring / Surrounding ConstellationsSagittarius
Hercules
Ophiuchus
Serpens
Scutum
Sagittarius
Capricornus
Aquarius
Delphinus

Aquila Constellation Map


Aquila Constellation Star Map

The map was generated using Night Vision, an awesome free application by Brian Simpson.

List of Stars with Exoplanets in Aquila


StarDistance (Lt. Yrs.)Exoplanet CountDeclinationRight Ascension
HD 179079213.741-02d 38` 17.419h 11m 09.91
HD 183263179.702+08d 21` 29.319h 28m 24.58
HD 192699214.021+04d 34` 51.320h 16m 06.03

List of Named Stars in Aquila without Extrasolar Planets

As there's so many stars in the cosmos, not all the stars are listed here. The site has lots of stars not listed so if your star isn't listed and you know the Henry Draper or Hipparcos ID, type https://www.universeguide.com/star/ then followed by the HIPNNNNNN or HDNNNN where NNNNN is the number part of the name. The stars that I do list have either a traditional name, a bayer or other classification name.

StarDistance (Lt. Yrs.)DeclinationRight Ascension
10 Aquilae255.61+13d 54` 24.418h 58m 46.92
100 G. Aql72.42-09d 57` 26.219h 59m 47.49
101 G. Aql767.44+01d 22` 39.119h 59m 22.63
103 G. Aql692.49+08d 33` 28.020h 00m 58.97
11 Aquilae157.95+13d 37` 21.218h 59m 05.73
110 G. Aql364.43-04d 04` 41.220h 06m 12.19
12 Aquilae143.94-05d 44` 20.519h 01m 40.84
12 G. Aql1217.03+08d 22` 24.719h 02m 21.56
122 G. Aql660.25-00d 19` 50.920h 13m 04.43
13 G. Aql179.01+01d 49` 08.219h 03m 32.24
131 G. Aql392.97-01d 04` 42.920h 19m 43.24
132 G. Aql246.53+05d 20` 35.120h 23m 10.71
136 G. Aql765.64+01d 22` 07.020h 24m 41.75
137 G. Aql525.22-02d 48` 01.020h 25m 42.53
14 Aquilae499.48-03d 41` 56.419h 02m 54.49
14 Sagittae638.28+16d 01` 52.620h 03m 30.01
142 G. Aql1156.61+02d 07` 58.120h 32m 20.40
145 G. Aql544.51+00d 05` 49.220h 37m 18.38
15 Aquilae289.41-04d 01` 52.919h 04m 57.66
18 Aquilae698.42+11d 04` 16.719h 06m 58.60
19 Aquilae149.34+06d 04` 24.219h 08m 59.92
20 Aquilae979.47-07d 56` 22.219h 12m 40.70
21 Aquilae710.60+02d 17` 37.419h 13m 42.70
22 Aquilae536.45+04d 50` 05.419h 16m 31.02
23 Aquilae371.06+01d 05` 06.319h 18m 32.49
24 Aquilae414.44+00d 20` 20.419h 18m 50.93
25 G. Aql937.25-00d 25` 41.219h 09m 51.59
26 Aquilae154.21-05d 24` 57.119h 20m 32.84
27 Aquilae437.80-00d 53` 31.819h 20m 35.68
28 Aquilae337.29+12d 22` 28.719h 19m 39.35
31 Aquilae49.50+11d 56` 34.319h 24m 57.77
34 G. Aql281.18+02d 01` 54.519h 17m 48.18
35 Aquilae199.61+01d 57` 01.919h 29m 00.99
36 Aquilae528.63-02d 47` 19.919h 30m 39.82
37 Aquilae457.45-10d 33` 37.619h 35m 07.25
37 G. Aql466.61+09d 37` 05.419h 18m 52.75
4 Aquilae465.28+02d 03` 36.318h 44m 49.93
4 G. Aql585.57+00d 50` 10.418h 49m 37.18
42 Aquilae104.88-04d 38` 51.019h 37m 47.26
42 G. Aql338.34-00d 15` 08.219h 22m 21.51
43 G. Aql434.88-07d 24` 02.019h 23m 04.44
44 G. Aql122.53+09d 54` 46.419h 22m 48.35
45 Aquilae352.23-00d 37` 16.719h 40m 43.31
46 Aquilae702.94+12d 11` 35.819h 42m 12.81
49 G. Aql962.13+02d 55` 48.219h 28m 20.80
5 Aquilae364.84-00d 57` 41.918h 46m 28.58
51 Aquilae90.90-10d 45` 48.919h 50m 46.80
52 G. Aql642.05+00d 14` 46.019h 29m 18.02
56 Aquilae632.10-08d 34` 27.019h 54m 08.27
57 Aquilae482.49-08d 13` 38.019h 54m 37.65
57 Aquilae B508.04-08d 14` 13.119h 54m 38.06
58 Aquilae371.48+00d 16` 25.219h 54m 44.77
6 G. Aql513.64-01d 47` 59.318h 56m 22.66
60 G. Aql382.82-07d 27` 36.719h 35m 29.79
61 G. Aql130.41+02d 54` 48.519h 35m 25.13
62 Aquilae417.09-00d 42` 32.520h 04m 23.15
62 Serpentis287.88+06d 36` 55.818h 55m 27.44
64 Aquilae153.13-00d 40` 40.920h 08m 01.75
66 Aquilae707.51-01d 00` 33.420h 13m 13.87
67 G. Aql+03d 22` 53.519h 38m 48.99
68 Aquilae602.89-03d 21` 27.920h 28m 24.89
69 Aquilae199.85-02d 53` 07.720h 29m 38.96
7 G. Aql183.34+06d 14` 24.718h 58m 23.71
70 Aquilae1299.46-02d 32` 59.720h 36m 43.63
71 Aquilae337.29-01d 06` 18.320h 38m 20.27
71 G. Aql368.13-09d 11` 36.419h 42m 02.90
75 G. Aql483.20+08d 43` 35.719h 44m 41.27
77 G. Aql1181.75-02d 53` 00.419h 45m 52.23
8 Aquilae256.42-03d 19` 04.118h 51m 22.16
80 G. Aql314.53-10d 52` 14.619h 49m 02.19
85 G. Aql599.56-02d 27` 39.219h 51m 11.10
87 G. Aql2489.80+04d 05` 19.119h 51m 26.84
88 G. Aql292.26+09d 37` 47.819h 51m 17.73
Al Thalimain391.08-01d 17` 11.619h 36m 43.28
Alshain44.68+06d 24` 28.619h 55m 18.77
Altair16.73+08d 52` 02.619h 50m 46.68
Bezek1382.05+01d 00` 20.419h 52m 28.36
Chi Aquilae853.83+11d 49` 35.819h 42m 34.01
Delta Aquilae50.64+03d 06` 52.519h 25m 29.75
Deneb el Okab154.95+15d 04` 06.518h 59m 37.39
Deneb el Okab83.04+13d 51` 49.419h 05m 24.61
FF Aquilae1545.80+17d 21` 39.418h 58m 14.75
Gliese 72646.57-03d 38` 21.018h 47m 27.33
Kappa Aquilae1681.25-07d 01` 38.919h 36m 53.45
Lambda Aquilae123.69-04d 52` 56.419h 06m 14.95
Libertas183.55+08d 27` 41.919h 54m 14.82
Mu Aquilae107.61+07d 22` 45.519h 34m 05.23
Nu Aquilae2836.20+00d 20` 18.919h 26m 31.09
Omega1 Aquilae414.97+11d 35` 43.419h 17m 49.00
Omega2 Aquilae265.82+11d 32` 05.719h 19m 53.04
Omicron Aquilae62.59+10d 24` 57.819h 51m 01.50
Phi Aquilae219.49+11d 25` 25.419h 56m 14.23
Pi Aquilae514.45+11d 48` 57.319h 48m 42.05
Psi Aquilae1012.93+13d 18` 10.119h 44m 34.19
QS Aquilae6656.39+13d 48` 56.519h 41m 05.53
R Aquilae1376.22+08d 13` 48.619h 06m 22.25
Rho Aquilae149.96+15d 11` 50.920h 14m 16.59
Sigma Aquilae780.30+05d 23` 52.019h 39m 11.64
Tarazed394.87+10d 36` 47.819h 46m 15.57
Tau Aquilae461.99+07d 16` 40.620h 04m 08.31
Tseen Foo286.36-00d 49` 17.320h 11m 18.26
TT Aquilae18120.19+01d 17` 55.219h 08m 13.75
U Aquilae898.52-07d 02` 38.619h 29m 21.36
Upsilon Aquilae174.89+07d 36` 47.419h 45m 39.92
V Aquilae1181.75-05d 41` 05.419h 04m 24.15
V1291 Aquilae261.35-03d 06` 52.219h 53m 18.72
V1339 Aquilae1725.73+07d 54` 08.719h 50m 17.48
V1401 Aquilae2363.50-11d 35` 57.820h 05m 05.42
V1472 Aquilae411.82+15d 30` 01.320h 05m 26.53
V1691 Aquilae352.61-04d 53` 04.419h 25m 01.51
V1703 Aquilae63.00-00d 52` 03.120h 13m 59.88
V450 Aquilae660.25+05d 27` 56.819h 33m 46.03
V603 Aquilae657.59+00d 35` 02.918h 48m 54.63
V923 Aquilae809.34+03d 26` 39.819h 30m 33.11



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