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Aquila Constellation
Constellation Aquila the Eagle

Aquila, the Eagle (Aql)  

(ACK-will-uh)


The 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  (0.76m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 9
      1. Triple star systems:
      2. 6
      1. Other:
      2. Supernova remnant


    * 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).



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