Aquila, also known as The Eagle, is a Constellation in the night sky of Earth that borders other constellations: Sagitta, Hercules, Ophiuchus, Serpens Cauda, Scutum, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius and Delphinus. Aquila in fact, is Latin for Eagle. Aquila has 10 main stars which 9 have Planets.
Info on Aquila
Aquila's Stars are Altair, Gamma Aquilae, Beta Aquilae, Eta Aquila, Theta Aquilae, Lambda Aquilae, Epsilon Aquilae, Delta Aquilae, 15 Aquilae, Xi Aquilae, V603 Aquila, Iota Aquilae, 71 Aquilae, HD 183263, HD 192699, R Aquilae, HD 179079, HD 192263, 14 Aquilae, GRS 1915+105, 14 Sagittae, V1472 Aquilae, HR 7135, V605 Aquilae, V1339 Aquilae, V1291 Aquilae, V923 Aquilae, V450 Aquilae, Omicron Aquilae, 31 Aquilae, V1401 Aquilae, CoRoT-2, HD 182475, Pi Aquilae, Nu Aquilae, VB 10, Aquila X-1, W43A, V1494 Aquilae, V604 Aquilae, V500 Aquilae, SGR 1900+14, Mu Aquilae, Kappa Aquilae, PSR J1951+1123, Upsilon Aquilae, 69 Aquilae, 70 Aquilae, 12 Aquilae, IRC+10420 and V1429 Aquilae.
Other notable objects inside Aquila Constellation are: Phantom Streak Nebula (NGC 6741), NGC 6803, NGC 6804, NGC 6781, NGC 6709, NGC 6755 and B143-4.
Aquila is Latin for Eagle. Despite this fact however, Aquila Constellation dates back to The Classical World and Ancient Babylon. In The Roman World, Aquila was one of 48 constellations mentioned by The Roman Astronomer Claudius Ptolemy in The 100's. In The Roman World, Aquila was also known as Vultur Volans, Flying Vulture in Latin. In The Classical World and The Roman World, Aquila is seen to be the Eagle that carries Zeus's or Jupiter, The King of The gods, Lightning Bolts. In The Hindu World, Aquila is seen as the half eagle half human god Garuda. In Ancient Egypt, Aquila is seen as Horus's Falcon.
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