Constellation Aquila
Index of Names

Aquila is a constellation on the celestial equator. Its name is Latin for 'eagle.'

Aquila's brightest star Altair (α Aql) is the twelfth brightest star in the night sky.

Aquila is one of the 48 original Ptolemaic Constellations.

Below is a listing of all objects within the boundaries of the constellation as identified in this study.

The listings are limited to the most prominent objects; with few exceptions those visible to the naked eye.
For more comprehensive listings, see Wikipedia and Universe Guide.

Tables are sorted by topic and/or cultural circle. At the bottom, there is an alphabetical listing of all objects.

Click on the names for details about an object as listed in the mythology part.

For the complete star lore of the constellation, click here.

Aquila - Traditional Star names and their equivalents in different cultures
Name Type Designation Meaning Status Origin

Aquila

Aquila Constellation Aql Eagle IAU Latin
Aetos Constellation Aql Eagle Local Greek; Ptolemy
A-mushen Constellation Aql Eagle Local Babylonian

Alpha Aquilae

Altair Star α Aql From al-nasr al-tair - the flying eagle IAU Arabic
A-mushen Star α Aql The Eagle Star Local Babylonian
bintong timoro Star α Aql Eastern star Local Bugis
Djiāngjūn Star α Aql Great General Local Chinese
Erigu Star α Aql Powerful Bird Local Babylonian
Humu Star α Aql Named after a great Hawaiian navigator Local Hawaii
Idχu Star α Aql Powerful Bird Local Babylonian
Mai-lapa Star α Aql big/old breadfruit Local Micronesia
Ni Lng Xīng Star α Aql Star of the Cowherd Local Chinese
Poutu-te-rang Star α Aql Pillar of heaven Local Maori
Qiān Ni Xīng Star α Aql Star of Cows Local Chinese
sadmasjij Star α Aql Noble Falcon Local Persian (Khorasmian)
shad mashir Star α Aql Noble Falcon Local Persian (Sogdian)
Totyarguil Star α Aql Star of the Purple-crowned Lorikeet Local Boorong
Tukituki Star α Aql Pound with a hammer Local Tuamotu Islands
Turu Star α Aql The Pole Local Cook Islands
Vanant Star α Aql Conquerer Local Zoroastrian
Verflnir Star α Aql Wind bleached hawk Local Norse

Beta Aquilae

Alshain Star β Aql A From al-āhin - royal falcon IAU Arabic
Humu-ma Star β Aql Named after a great Hawaiian navigator Local Hawaii
Nga Tangata Star β Aql The Men Local Tuamotu Islands
Zuǒjiāngjūn Star β Aql Left-Side General Local Chinese

Gamma Aquilae

Tarazed Star γ Aql From āhin tarāzu - beam of the scale IAU Arabic/Latin
Humu-ma Star γ Aql Named after a great Hawaiian navigator Local Hawaii
Yujiāngjūn Star γ Aql Right-Side General Local Chinese

Delta Aquilae

al mizan I Star δ Aql From al-mizān - balance Local Arabic
djenubi menkib al nesr Star δ Aql The southern shoulder of the eagle Local Arabic; al-Muwaqqit

Epsilon Aquilae

Deneb el Okab Borealis Star ε Aql From anab al-ʽuqāb - the tail of the eagle Local Arabic/Latin
Woo Star ε Aql After the old Chinese state W Local Chinese

Zeta Aquilae

Okab Star ζ Aql A From Deneb el Okab IAU Arabic
Deneb el Okab Australis Star ζ Aql From anab al-ʽuqāb - the tail of the eagle Local Arabic/Latin
Yu Star ζ Aql After the old Chinese state Yu Local Chinese

Eta Aquilae

al mizan II Star η Aql From al-mizān - balance Local Arabic

Theta Aquilae

al mizan III Star θ Aql From al-mizān - balance Local Arabic

Iota Aquilae

al thalimain Star ι Aql From al-ẓalīmayn - the two ostriches Local Arabic

Lambda Aquilae

al thalimain Star λ Aql From al-ẓalīmayn - the two ostriches Local Arabic

Aquila - Arabic Names of Stars and Objects
Name Type Designation Meaning Status Origin
an-nasran Constellation - The Two Vultures Local Arabian Peninsula
an-nasr al-tair Constellation α, β, γ Aql The Flying Vulture Local Arabian Peninsula
āhin tarāzu Asterism α, β, γ Aql Beam of the Scale IAU Arabic
Altair Star α Aql From al-nasr al-tair - the flying eagle IAU Arabic
Alshain Star β Aql A From al-āhin - royal falcon IAU Arabic
Tarazed Star γ Aql From āhin tarāzu - beam of the scale IAU Arabic/Latin
al mizān Asterism δ, η, θ Aql From al-mizān - balance Local Arabic
al mizan I Star δ Aql From al-mizān - balance Local Arabic
djenubi menkib al nesr Star δ Aql The southern shoulder of the eagle Local Arabic; al-Muwaqqit
al mizan II Star η Aql From al-mizān - balance Local Arabic
al mizan III Star θ Aql From al-mizān - balance Local Arabic
Deneb el Okab Borealis Star ε Aql From anab al-ʽuqāb - the tail of the eagle Local Arabic/Latin
Deneb el Okab Australis Star ζ Aql From anab al-ʽuqāb - the tail of the eagle Local Arabic/Latin
Okab Star ζ Aql A From Deneb el Okab IAU Arabic
al-ẓalīmayn Asterism ι , λ Aql The two ostriches Local Arabic
al thalimain Star ι Aql From al-ẓalīmayn - the two ostriches Local Arabic
al thalimain Star λ Aql From al-ẓalīmayn - the two ostriches Local Arabic

Aquila - Chinese Names of Stars and Objects
Name Type Designation Meaning Status Origin
Tiānshzuǒyun Asterism - Left Wall (of the Heavenly Market Enclosure) Local Chinese
Woo Star ε Aql After the old Chinese state W Local Chinese
Yu Star ζ Aql After the old Chinese state Yu Local Chinese
Dǒu Lunar Mansion - Dipper Local Chinese
Tiānbin Asterism - Market Officers Local Chinese
Ni Lunar Mansion - Ox Local Chinese
Ni Lng Xīng Star α Aql Star of the Cowherd Local Chinese
Qiān Ni Xīng Star α Aql Star of Cows Local Chinese
Hegu Asterism α, β, γ Aql Drum at the River Local Chinese
Sānjiāngjūn Asterism α, β, γ Aql The Three Generals Local Chinese
Djiāngjūn Star α Aql Great General Local Chinese
Zuǒjiāngjūn Star β Aql Left-Side General Local Chinese
Yujiāngjūn Star γ Aql Right-Side General Local Chinese
Tiānf Asterism - Celestial Drumstick Local Chinese
Yuq Asterism - Right Banner Local Chinese
Zuǒq Asterism - Left Banner Local Chinese
Lunar Mansion - Girl Local Chinese
Lzhū Asterism - Pearls on Ladies' Wear Local Chinese
Shrāvaṇa Asterism α, β, γ Aql Ear, Hearing Local Chinese

Aquila - Names of Stars and Objects in the Pacific
Name Type Designation Meaning Status Origin
bintong timoro Star α Aql Eastern star Local Bugis
Turu Star α Aql The Pole Local Cook Islands
Tolu Asterism α, β, γ Aql Three Local Cook Islands
Humu Star α Aql Named after a great Hawaiian navigator Local Hawaii
Humu-ma Star β Aql Named after a great Hawaiian navigator Local Hawaii
Humu-ma Star γ Aql Named after a great Hawaiian navigator Local Hawaii
Poutu-te-rang Star α Aql Pillar of heaven Local Maori
Pao-toa Constellation Aql Fatigued Warrior Local Marquesas Islands
Mai-lapa Star α Aql big/old breadfruit Local Micronesia
Tukituki Star α Aql Pound with a hammer Local Tuamotu Islands
Nga Tangata Star β Aql The Men Local Tuamotu Islands

Aquila - All Names in alphabetical Order
Name Type Designation Meaning Status Origin
Aetos Constellation Aql Eagle Local Greek
al mizān Asterism δ, η, θ Aql From al-mizān - balance Local Arabic
al mizan I Star δ Aql From al-mizān - balance Local Arabic
al mizan II Star η Aql From al-mizān - balance Local Arabic
al mizan III Star θ Aql From al-mizān - balance Local Arabic
al thalimain Star ι Aql From al-ẓalīmayn - the two ostriches Local Arabic
al thalimain Star λ Aql From al-ẓalīmayn - the two ostriches Local Arabic
Alshain Star β Aql A From al-āhin - royal falcon IAU Arabic
Altair Star α Aql From al-nasr al-tair - the flying eagle IAU Arabic
al-ẓalīmayn Asterism ι , λ Aql The two ostriches Local Arabic
A-mushen Constellation Aql Eagle Local Babylonian
A-mushen Star α Aql The Eagle Star Local Babylonian
an-nasr al-tair Constellation α, β, γ Aql The Flying Vulture Local Arabian Peninsula
an-nasran Constellation - The Two Vultures Local Arabian Peninsula
Antinous Constellation - Antinous Obsolete Roman Empire
Aquila Constellation Aql Eagle IAU Latin
Beirut Exoplanet HD 192263 b Phoenician city IAU ExoW 2019; Lebanon
bintong timoro Star α Aql Eastern star Local Bugis
Buru Constellation Aql Bird Local Persian
Chechia Star HD 192699 Traditional hat and national headdress IAU ExoW 2019; Tunisia
Djiāngjūn Star α Aql Great General Local Chinese
Deneb el Okab Australis Star ζ Aql From anab al-ʽuqāb - the tail of the eagle Local Arabic/Latin
Deneb el Okab Borealis Star ε Aql From anab al-ʽuqāb - the tail of the eagle Local Arabic/Latin
djenubi menkib al nesr Star δ Aql The southern shoulder of the eagle Local Arabic; al-Muwaqqit
Dǒu Lunar Mansion - Dipper Local Chinese
Eagle Constellation Aql Eagle English English
Erigu Star α Aql Powerful Bird Local Babylonian
Erigu Constellation Aql Powerful Bird Local Euphratean
Fortitudo Exoplanet ξ Aql b Latinfor fortitude IAU ExoW 2015
Hegu Asterism α, β, γ Aql Drum at the River Local Chinese
Humu Star α Aql Named after a great Hawaiian navigator Local Hawaii
Humu-ma Star β Aql Named after a great Hawaiian navigator Local Hawaii
Humu-ma Star γ Aql Named after a great Hawaiian navigator Local Hawaii
Idχu Star α Aql Powerful Bird Local Babylonian
Idχu Constellation Aql Powerful Bird Local Euphratean
Khomsa Exoplanet HD 192699 b Popular palm-shaped amulet IAU ExoW 2019; Tunisia
Libertas Star ξ Aql Latinfor liberty as eagle is a popular symbol of liberty IAU ExoW 2015
Lzhū Asterism - Pearls on Ladies' Wear Local Chinese
Mai-lapa Star α Aql big/old breadfruit Local Micronesia
Nga Tangata Star β Aql The Men Local Tuamotu Islands
Ni Lunar Mansion - Ox Local Chinese
Ni Lng Xīng Star α Aql Star of the Cowherd Local Chinese
Lunar Mansion - Girl Local Chinese
Okab Star ζ Aql A From Deneb el Okab IAU Arabic
Pao-toa Constellation Aql Fatigued Warrior Local Marquesas Islands
Petra Star WASP-80 Archaeological city; UNESCO World Heritage Site. IAU ExoW 2019; Jordan
Phoenicia Star HD 192263 Phoenicia, the ancient civilisation. IAU ExoW 2019; Lebanon
Poutu-te-rang Star α Aql Pillar of heaven Local Maori
Qiān Ni Xīng Star α Aql Star of Cows Local Chinese
Sadmasjij Constellation Aql Noble Falcon Local Persian
sadmasjij Star α Aql Noble Falcon Local Persian (Khorasmian)
Saint Catherine Constellation Aql Saint Catherine of Alexandria English Schiller
āhin tarāzu Asterism α, β, γ Aql Beam of the Scale IAU Arabic
Sanct Catarin Virginis Constellation Aql Saint Catherine of Alexandria Obsolete Schiller
Sānjiāngjūn Asterism α, β, γ Aql The Three Generals Local Chinese
Shad Mashir Constellation Aql Noble Falcon Local Persian
shad mashir Star α Aql Noble Falcon Local Persian (Sogdian)
Shrāvaṇa Asterism α, β, γ Aql Ear, Hearing Local Chinese
Tarazed Star γ Aql From āhin tarāzu - beam of the scale IAU Arabic/Latin
Tiānbin Asterism - Market Officers Local Chinese
Tiānf Asterism - Celestial Drumstick Local Chinese
Tiānshzuǒyun Asterism - Left Wall (of the Heavenly Market Enclosure) Local Chinese
Tolu Asterism α, β, γ Aql Three Local Cook Islands
Totyarguil Star α Aql Star of the Purple-crowned Lorikeet Local Boorong
Tukituki Star α Aql Pound with a hammer Local Tuamotu Islands
Turu Star α Aql The Pole Local Cook Islands
Vanant Star α Aql Conquerer Local Zoroastrian
Verflnir Star α Aql Wind bleached hawk Local Norse
Vultur volans Constellation Aql Flying vulture Local Roman Empire
Vultur volans Constellation Aql The Flying Vulture Local Roman Empire
Wadirum Exoplanet WASP-80 b Wadi Rum, the largest sandstone valley in Jordan. IAU ExoW 2019; Jordan
Woo Star ε Aql After the old Chinese state W Local Chinese
Yujiāngjūn Star γ Aql Right-Side General Local Chinese
Yuq Asterism - Right Banner Local Chinese
Yu Star ζ Aql After the old Chinese state Yu Local Chinese
Zuǒjiāngjūn Star β Aql Left-Side General Local Chinese
Zuǒq Asterism - Left Banner Local Chinese

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