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Aquila (Eagle)

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The star, Altair forms one of the vertices of the "Summer Triangle", which stretches above it. It is a multple star system and is brighter than the Sun. 3 planetary nebulae: NGC 6804, which has a ring around it, NGC 6781 and NGC 6751, which is called the Glowing Eye.

In Greek Mythology, Aquila was owned by the God, Jupiter, and did many tasks for him. Usually represented as an Eagle.

Neighbouring Constellations

Hercules (Hercules)

Ophiuchus (Ophiuchus)

Sagittarius (Archer)

Capricornus (Capricorn)

Delphinus (Dolphin)

Serpens (Serpent)

Aquarius (Waterbearer)

Picture of Aquila