Aquila is one of the 48 ancient constellations recorded by Ptolemy.|
Historical Map of Aquila
(Image Credit: USNO copy of the 1661 edition of Bayer's Uranometria)
Modern Map of Aquila
Wikimedia Commons map by IAU and Sky & Telescope magazine (Roger Sinnott & Rick Fienberg)
Constellations Bordering Aquila
Aquarius, Capricornus, Delphinus, Hercules, Ophiuchus, Sagitta, Sagittarius, Scutum, Serpens
Stars in Aquila
Stars that have common names often have multiple names, so the common names shown (if any) cannot be considered authoritative. Right ascension and declination are given in 2000.0 coordinates.
α Aql (Altair).
β Aql (Alshain).
γ Aql (Tarazed).