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Aquarius

Quick Facts

Name:Aquarius
ack-KWAIR-ee-us
Meaning:Water Bearer
Abbreviation:Aqr
Genitive:Aquarii
Visible in Latitudes:65° thru -90°
Viewing Season:Fall
Best Seen In:October, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:August 23
Right Ascension:22.71 hours
Declination:-10.2 degrees
Area:979.854 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Aquarius

About Aquarius

Aquarius, the Water Bearer, is one the oldest known constellations and has not changed much in appearance. Not very much is known about the mythology of Aquarius other than that he ruled over much of the sky known as the 'Sea' in ancient Babylon.

Named Stars

 
NameStar
SadalmelikAlpha Aqr
SadalsuudBeta Aqr
SadalachbiaGamma Aqr
SkatDelta Aqr
AlbaliEpsilon Aqr
AnchaTheta Aqr
SitulaKappa Aqr

Messier Objects

 
NameType
M2Globular Cluster
M72Globular Cluster
M73Asterism

Neighboring Constellations

AquilaPegasus
CapricornusPiscis Austrinus
CetusPisces
DelphinusSculptor
Equuleus
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