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Typo in image[edit]

Altair is marked on the map at "Atair". Is there any way anyone can put in the missing L? Said: mr X

Literal answer: yes. Pragmatic answer: I just did. The procedure is this and that complicated, but since I've interests in direction of star map programs, I downloaded PP3 before and regenerated a new aquila, where the name of Atair really is "Altair". Twirling his moustaches, does: Rursus 23:08, 7 February 2007 (UTC)


Aquila /əˈkwɪlə, ˈakwələ/ - in Latin it would (?) have been circa /aˈkʷila, ˈakʷila/, the first one illegal: /ˈakʷila/ being the legal one, resulting (by normal sorrowful English vowel distorsion) in /'eikwɪlə, ˈakwɪlə/. Can anyone attest the monstrosities /əˈkwɪlə, ˈakwələ/ from any source?? Rursus 10:00, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

Aquila (constellation) Trivia[edit]

According to the Australian newspaper mX, 3 June 2014, there is enough alcohol in a cloud of the Aquila constellation to make 400 trillion trillion (sic) pints of beer. Any truth in this story? Eligius (talk) 00:18, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

389 BC Nova[edit]

I have tagged unsourced information about a nova observed in 389 BC reportedly being as bright as the planet Venus. This looks like complete BS to me and may in fact simply be a supernova. I haven't been able to find anything about this online. -- (talk) 22:47, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

File:Sidney Hall - Urania's Mirror - Delphinus, Sagitta, Aquila, and Antinous.jpg to appear as POTD soon[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the editors of this article know that File:Sidney Hall - Urania's Mirror - Delphinus, Sagitta, Aquila, and Antinous.jpg will be appearing as picture of the day on February 4, 2016. You can view and edit the POTD blurb at Template:POTD/2016-02-04. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:57, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

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Delphinus, Sagitta, Aquila, and Antinous

A plate from Urania's Mirror depicting the constellations Delphinus (the dolphin), Sagitta (the arrow), and Aquila (the eagle), as well as the former constellation Antinous (according to legend, a young man who saved Hadrian from drowning).

Illustration: Sidney Hall; restoration: Adam Cuerden
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