Aquila is a late-summer constellation featuring an Eagle, although the asterism isn't particularly aquiline. In fact what you see below is a variation of others' interpretations, which have alpha as part of the Eagle's wing rather than the head of the eagle, as I have chosen.

Altair, alpha Aquilae, is one of the signposts in this region of the skies, forming what is known as The Summer Triangle with Vega (alpha Lyrae) and Deneb (alpha Cygni).

The constellation has two binaries, one with contrasting colours, and two variables worth investigating.

Click on alpha Aquilae or any other orange-coloured object.



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