Constellation tour in Summer
Aquila (The Eagle)

Date & Time: Sep 2 2000, 20:46 JST(+0900), 24min. Exp.
Optical: SMC TAKUMAR f=105mm F2.4, Aperture: F4.0, with Cokin Diffuser 1 filter
Auto-guided with Kenko SKYMEMO Equatorial
Camera: PENTAX 67
Film: Ektachrome E200 (+1EV pushed)
Location: Koumi town, Nagano pref.

ASCII/Astroarts StellaNavigator
The Aquila, The Eagle, is a constellation at the East Side of Milky Way. You can see the picture that the constellation adjoins the Milky Way, but Aquila has almost no attractive nebulae nor star clusters.
Alpha Aquilae, Altair has a mean of "The Flying Eagle", it's in contrast to Vega, the falling eagle. The star is another main character in the Chinese legend of "Tanabata" with Vega.

Guide for Deep Sky Objects

NGC6772 .....An oval planetary nebula 3 deg. NE of lambda Aql.
NGC6781 .....A round planetary nebula 3.6 deg. NW of delta Aql.
Sh2-71 .....Reddish elliptical planetary nebula in western region
Sh2-72 .....Medium-scaled emission nebula in western region
B142, B143 .....Dark Nebula 3 degree NW of Altair



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