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Schuyler Staub

on 5 May 2010

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Transcript of Eagle

Aquila Eagle Best seen at 9pm in August high in the Northern Hemisphere. Alpha Aquilae
(Altair) Bluish white
7550kelvins or about 13,130 F
16.8light years
Gamma Aquilae (Tarazed) Yellowish Orange
461Light Years
4100 kelvins
Beta Aquilae (Alshain) Yellow Orange
44.7 Light Years
3100 Kelvins
3.71 Zeta Aquilae Red
83 Light Years
2.98 Color Temp. Distance Apparent Magnitude Northeast Hercules Southwest Capricornus Northwest Delphinus Aquila was the extrodinary pet of Zeus, starting when Zeus was in a battle with his father for control of the universe. During this combat, Aquila faithfuly brought food, drink, and wepons to his master. Aquila then brought the young Trosian boy to Zeus. Aquila carried the boy through the air to mount Olympus. There, Zeus was so pleased, he placed the eagle in the sky to endlessly fly through the universe.

Aquila houses one of the three bright stars that make up the summer triangle. The constellation was described by Ptolemy as one of the 48 constellations
The milkyway passes through this constellation The brightest nova ever seen occurred in Aquila in 1918 Altair is the brightest star in this constellation and is ranked number 12 among all other stars Constellations
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