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  Aquila - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aquila (constellation): the astronomical constellation of The Eagle.
Aquila, Veracruz, is a municipality and its main town in the Mexican state of Veracruz.
Aquila, Switzerland, is a village in the canton of Ticino.
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 Encyclopedia: Aquila (constellation)
Aquila (Latin for Eagle), is one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy and is now also part of the list of 88 constellations acknowledged by the IAU.
Two interesting planetary nebulae lie in Aquila: NGC 6543, the Cats Eye Nebula A planetary nebula is an astronomical object consisting of a glowing shell of gas formed by certain types of stars at the end of their lives.
Scorpius (♏, and Latin for scorpion) is one of the constellations of the zodiac.
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 Aquila (constellation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Two major novae have been observed in Aquila; the first one was in 389 BC and was recorded to be as bright as Venus, the other (Nova Aquilae 1918) briefly shone brighter than Altair.
In classical Greek mythology, it was identified as the eagle which carried the thunderbolts of Zeus and was sent by him to carry the shepherd boy Ganymede he wanted to have with, represented by the neighbouring Aquarius, to Mount Olympus where he became the wine-pourer for all the gods.
Aquila, together with other constellations in the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius (specifically, Lyra, Cygnus), may be a significant part of the origin of the myth of the Stymphalian Birds, one of The Twelve Labours of Herakles.
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 Aquila The Eagle
Aquila sailed down from the Olympus and noticed Ganymedes (Ganymedes is associated with Aquarius), the son of the King of Troy, who was peacefully tending his father's herds.
The constellation is said to have been introduced to the sky in the year 132 by the Emperor Hadrian in honor of Antinous who was a youth of extraordinary beauty, born in Bithynia, and was the favorite of the Emperor Hadrian.
Aquila represented the 'eagle of military Rome', 'the Eagle of Saint John the Evangelist' and Saint 'Catherine the Martyr'.
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 * Altair - (Astronomy): Definition
Altair (alpha Aqu) is a fist-magnitude star in the (in the constellation Aquila (the eagle); Altair is the 12th brightest star in the sky.
Aquila's Bayer stars are generally third and fourth magnitude, except Altair (alpha Aql), the twelfth brightest star.
The constellation can be found in the middle of the asterism known as the "Summer Triangle", it is located to the north of the bright star Altair in the constellation of Aquila...
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 Constellation Aquila
Cygnus, the Swan, Corvus, the Raven, and Lyra (in the past known as a Vulture) were all placed in the sky by the gods of Mount Olympus.
Altair is the brightest star in the constellation; and, flanked by Alshain (Beta-Aquilae) and Tarazed (Gamma-Aquilae), the trio are known as the Family of Aquila and form a pretty, recognizable straight-line group of stars.
The star Eta Aquilae is a supergiant Cepheid variable which brightens from magnitude 4.4 to 3.5 and dims again with a period of just over a week’s time.
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 Aquila   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
An ancient constellation whose bright star Altair marks one third of the asterism known as the "Summer Triangle".
Aquila is the eagle that was the symbol of the ancient god Zeus.
Aquila was known to carry Zeus's thunderbolts, and was sent to bring the youth Ganymede to Olympus to serve as cupbearer to the gods (see Aquarius).
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 Constellation Info
The constellation Aquila, identified as a bird since about 1200 B.C., is said to be the eagle that held the thunderbolts of Zeus, king of the gods, until he needed them.
Aquila was sometimes sent on other errands by Zeus: It was Aquila that kidnapped the young Ganymede as he tended his flock on the slopes of Mount Ida and brought him to Olympus to serve as cup bearer to the gods.
The constellation portrays a man or boy spilling water from an urn, although it is difficult to see any figure in the straggling assortment of mostly faint stars visible in the southern sky in the autumn.
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 * Aquila - (Astronomy): Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Aquila, the Eagle of Jupiter, frequently is depicted with either both wings closed or one wing stretched out, symbolizing the fact that he is falling, mortally wounded...
Aquila, the celestial eagle, is one of the three constellations which have bright stars forming the Summer Triangle...
The other constellations next to Capricornus are Microscopium and Piscis Austrinus to the south, Aquarius to the east and north and Aquila at the north-western border...
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 Constellation Aquila   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A pretty constellation at the celestial equator; it lies (roughly spoken) between DECL=+10 and DECL=-10, RA=19h and RA=20h 30m.
Aquila, the eagle, is one of the the two birds (Cygnus, the swan, is the second), which are hunted by Hercules.
It is assumed that these birds (together with a third one, the Vulture - nowadays the constellation Lyra) represent the Stymphalian Birds - one of the tasks of Hercules.
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 Aquila   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Depictied as an eagle, Aquila is named for the bird that belonged to Zeus.
Aquila's most famous task was carrying the mortal Ganymede to the heavens to serve as Zeus' cup bearer.
A nova is what the ancients called a "new star." In reality, it is not a new star at all, but a very old one that suddenly becomes bright again, regaining some of the former glory of its youth.
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 Aquilla the Eagle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Aquila has been known as the eagle as far back as 1200BC where it was found pictured on an old Euphratean uraanographic stone.
Aquila is supposed to be the eagle, who belonged to Zeus, carried Ganymede to his place in the sky.
Aquila lies along the Milky Way and sweeping binoculars or a telescope through this area is a rewarding sight.
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 Altair - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Altair (α Aql / α Aquilae / Alpha Aquilae / Atair) is the brightest star in the constellation Aquila and the twelfth brightest star in the nighttime sky, at visual magnitude 0.77.
Altair, along with Beta Aquilae and Gamma Aquilae, form the well-known line of stars sometimes referred to as the shaft of Aquila.
In Chinese mythology, there is a love story of Qi Xi in which Niu Lang (Altair) and his two children (Aquila -β and -γ) are separated forever from their mother Zhi Nü (Vega) who is on the far side of the river, the Milky Way.
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 AllRefer.com - Aquila, in astronomy, Constellation (Constellations) - Encyclopedia
Aquila [Lat.,=the eagle], equatorial constellation located N of Sagittarius and Capricornus, lying partly in the Milky Way.
Other novas were observed in Aquila in 389 and 1899; two were observed there in 1936.
Aquila reaches its highest point in the evening sky in late August.
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 IfA Educational Outreach
Altair (Alpha Aquilae), known as Humu or Ho'ohumu was used with the constellations Newe (the Southern Cross) and Hoku-pa as guides for navigators traveling from Hawaii to Tahiti.
Altair is the brighest star in the constellation Humu-ma (Aquila the Eagle) and the 12th brightest in the sky.
It is the brightest star in the night sky (north of the celestial equator), the fourth brightest in the sky (magnitude -0.04).
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 The Constellations : Starshine.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The constellation Aquarius was named by the Sumerians after their god of heaven An, who pours the waters of immortality upon the earth.
Originally part of the constellation of Scorpius, this constellation was recognized as the scales by the Romans.
This constellation is supposed to be the tiny scorpion that killed Orion with its sting and was placed in the sky to memorialize the event.
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 The Constellation of Aquila
Aquila's main accomplishment was to bring the handsome mortal youth Ganymede to the sky to serve has is masters cup bearer.
The first, in A.D. 389, was as bright as Venus, and the second, as recently as 1918, was brighter than Altair, Aquila's brightest star.
One of the brightest stars in the whole sky, Altair is a prominent beacon on the milky way between Sagitarius and Cygnus.
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 Constellation Report
This weekend we move on to the constellation Aquila The Eagle.
This is one constellation which actually (kind of) looks like the object its supposed to be.
Aquila is to the north/northeast of Sagittarius which we visited last weekend.
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 Aquila   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The constellation of Aquila, divided into halves by equator, is to the north of Sagittarius, surrounded by some minor constellations such as Sagitta, Delphinus and Scutum.
In Aquila there is one of the brightest stars of the sky, Altair, which is 16 light-years away from the solar system and is therefore one of the nearest stars.
Ganymede is represented in the near constellation of Aquarius.
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 Aquila, the Eagle - The Constellation Home Page
Aquila, The Eagle, was the divine bird of Zeus and bearer of his sacred thunder.
Aquila began servicing the King of the Gods as Zeus was battling with his father, Cronus, to gain control of the universe.
The four constellations of Aquila, Aquarius, Capricornus, and Delphinus lie relatively close to each other in a region of the sky which is almost devoid of bright showpiece deep sky objects.
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 Aquila, September constellation
This constellation dates from ancient times, represents the bird that in Mythology was the companion of Jupiter, and often carried his thunderbolts.
Aquila straddles the celestial equator in the winter Milky Way and is easily recognised by the bright white star Altair with its two flanking yellow stars
Aquila lies on the celestial equator and is visible to the north in the evening during September.
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 Great Lakes Cruising Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Aquila, the constellation in which Altair is found, was once a magnificent eagle who served at Zeus' command.
Since Aquila made such a good find for his master, Zeus immortalized him amongst the stars as the constellation Aquila, with the jeweled eagle's eye, Altair.
Apollo took pity on the youth and vaulted him into the sky as the constellation Cygnus, where the beautiful star Deneb is depicted as the tail of the swan flying toward Aquila.
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 Constellation Aquila - SkyTour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Aquila, which is also a summer constellation, is similar to neighboring Cygnus.
Aquila is shaped more or less like a cross or a bird in flight, but its wings are a bit swept back.
The "head" of Aquila is a bit off center and is called alpha Aquilae or Altair.
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 Aquila --  Encyclopædia Britannica
From the constellation Cygnus, the rift reaches through Aquila and Sagittarius, where the centre of the Galaxy lies hidden behind it, to Centaurus.
This small constellation is surrounded by Vulpecula, Delphinus, and Aquila, and it resembles an arrow, which the Greeks believed was the arrow of Eros, or Cupid.
A neighboring constellation, Aquila the eagle, was supposedly guarding the arrow for Eros, the god of sensual love.
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 Aquila   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The constellation Aquila is supposed to represent the eagle carrying away the youth.
Beta Aquilae is relatively fixed, with a faint red dwarf companion: 3.7, 11.6; PA 5º, separation 13".
Chi Aquilae is a close binary with the separation slowly decreasing: 5.6, 6.8; PA 77º, separation 0.5".
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 Constellation Aquila
It was for his loyalty that the eagle was given a position among the stars as the constellation Aquila.
So delighted was Zeus with Aquila's choice of a cup-bearer for the gods, he reserved a place among the stars for Aquila on his death.
At least as early as 1200 B.C. this constellation was known as the Eagle.
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 The Hutchinson Dictionary of Science: Aquila@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Constellation on the celestial equator (see celestial sphere).
Its brightest star is first-magnitude Altair, flanked by the stars Beta and Gamma Aquilae.
Nova Aquilae, which appeared June 1918, shone for a few days nearly as brightly as Sirius.
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 Constellations: Aquila, The Eagle: - Facts, Mythology and Maps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
One of the ancient constellations, Aquila represents the bird that carried the thunderbolts of Zeus.
The Summer Triangle is not a constellation, but is used as a stellar signpost, rather like The Plough (Big Dipper), which is itself only a part of the larger constellation of Ursa Major (The Great Bear), and Orion.
According to legend, Zeus turned hoimself into an eagle to carry off Ganymede (represented in the nearby constellation of Aquarius) to the heavens to become his cup bearer.
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 Aquila, Constellation of the Month
Aquila, Cygnus and Lyra (as the vulture) are among several birds represented in the mythology of the heavens.
Altair is the brightest star in the constellation, and it is easily recognized, accompanied on either side in a straight line by Alshain and Tarazed (Beta and Gamma Aquilae).
Eta Aquilae is a supergiant Cepheid variable which brightens from magnitude 4.4 to 3.5 and dims again with a period of just over a week’s time.
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