Map created in Guide 7.0 with the figure outline based on Johannes Hevelius' Uranographia (1690). Click on the object's name to access its image or click on the name of adjacent constellation to see its map.
Aquila, the Eagle, dominates equatorial part of the summer Milky Way. It was recognized as an incarnation of a bird of prey in many ancient Middle East cultures. Its brightest star, Altair, forms Summer Triangle together with Deneb (a Cygni) and Vega (a Lyrae).
Planetary nebulae dominate deep sky landscape of Aquila. Click corresponding links to see some of them.
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