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How many stars are in the Aquila constellation?

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The Aquila constellation has seven stars with known planets and has no Messier objects, according to Constellation Guide. Altair, or Alpha Aquilae is the brightest star in Aquila and the 12th brightest star in the sky,

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Aquila is near the celestial equator in the northern sky. In Latin, the name of the constellation means eagle. Aquila symbolizes the eagle of the Roman god Jupiter.

This constellation is the 22nd biggest constellation and occupies 652 square degrees in the northern hemisphere's fourth quadrant. Aquila is located at latitudes between 90 degrees and negative 75 degrees. Nearby constellations include Capricornus, Aquarius, Sagittarius, Hercules, Sagitta, Serpens Cauda, Ophiuchus, Scutum and Delphinus.

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