Is Epsilon Aquilae the 2nd brightest star in the Aquila constellation?
Without knowing much about Aquila, or anything about Epsilon, and without
looking up anything in a book, I can tell you immediately that it's not.
The Greek-letter designations within each constellation are assigned in the order
of the stars' brightness. So the 2nd brightest star in the constellation is 'beta',
and 'epsilon' would be the fifth brightest.
Aquila (which is Latin for eagle) is a stellar constellation and therefore contains a number of stars that while grouped together in our line of sight are noting to do with one another (as in their formation). Because of this you can not give a single age to the constellation. However is the brightest star in the constellation of Aquila and the twelfth brightest star in the night sky is Altair which is very rapidly…
A few interesting deep-sky objects in the constellation Aquila are: Hercules-Corona Borealis Great Wall, one of the most massive structures in the Known Universe, is a dense conglomeration of galaxies near Aquila. NGC 6751 is a planetary nebula in the constellation Aquila that looks like the iris of a human eye.
Aquila is the constellation of stars that represent the eagle. It is best visible in the northern hemisphere. It is most easily seen during the late spring and early summer. It can be difficult constellation to see well as it lies virtually within the celestial equator, meaning that some of its stars can be easily overwhelmed by the brightness of the Milky Way.
Yes, there are quite a few constellations near Aquila. All of the following share a common border with Aquila: Delphinus the Dolphin, Aquarius the Water Carrier, Capricornus the Goat, Sagitta the Arrow, Hercules from Greek mythology, Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer, Serpens the Serpent, Scutum the Shield and Sagittarius the Archer
You can find this constellation on the west side of summers milkyway (In The Summer Time) between Cygnus and Aquila. Lyra is one of the ancient musical instruments. The constellation is positioned at the West Side of summer's Milky Way around the zenith, and formed with tiny triangle and parallelogram. This constellation is in the shape of lyre of Orpheus given by his father Apollo. The constellation is small and faint, but it's home to…