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Aquila Constellation
Constellation Aquila the Eagle Star Map

Aquila, the Eagle (Aql)

(ACK-will-uh)


The Northern constellation of Aquila, the Eagle, is best viewed in Fall during the month of September. It's brightest star is Altair at magnitude 0.76. The boundary of the Aquila constellation contains 9 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. ACK-will-uh
      1. Meaning:
      2. Eagle
      1. Genitive:
      2. Aquilae
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Aql
      1. Asterism:
      2. Summer Triangle
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Hercules
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Northern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. NQ4
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. September
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 19h 41m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 3° 22'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Altair  (0.76)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 9



    Brightest Stars in Aquila

    The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Aquila by magnitude.

        1. Star
        2. Magnitude
        3. Spectral class



      Double Stars in Aquila

      These are the brightest and easiest-to-find double, triple, and quadruple star systems in the constellation Aquila . Also see all star clusters.

          1. Star system
          2. Magnitudes
          3. Type
          1. Struve 2404
          2. 6.9, 7.8
          3. double
          1. 57 Aquilae
          2. 5.7, 6.4
          3. double



        Star Clusters in Aquila

        The most notable and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Aquila . Also see all star clusters.

            1. Star cluster
            2. Catalog #
            3. Cluster type



          Nebulae in Aquila

          Notable and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Aquila . Also see all nebulae.

              1. Nebula name
              2. Catalog #
              3. Nebula type



            Neutron Stars in Aquila

            These are the most well-known neutron stars in the constellation Aquila. Although neutron stars cannot be seen in any amateur telescope, they are at the center of many supernova remnant nebulae, which can be seen. Also see all neutron stars.

                1. Neutron star
                2. Type



              Black Holes in Aquila

              These are the most well-known smaller (non-supermassive) black holes in the constellation Aquila. Although black holes cannot be seen directly, the smaller ones are at the center of some star clusters and supernova remnant nebulae, which can be seen. Supermassive black holes are at the center of most galaxies, such as Sagittarius A* at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Also see all black holes.

                  1. Black hole
                  2. Type
                  1. Manatee Nebula
                  1. SS 433
                  2. stellar
                  1. V1487 Aql
                  2. stellar
                  1. W49B



                Exoplanets in Aquila

                These are the most notable named exoplanet systems known in the constellation Aquila. Bear in mind that we will likely discover billions of exoplanets in the years to come. Also see all exoplanets.

                    1. Host star name
                    2. Exoplanet name

                  * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

                  ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite).