Aquarius
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CONSTELLATION OF AQUARIUS

Name: Aquarius
Abbreviation: Aqr
Meaning: Water Bearer
Right Ascension: 23h
Declination: -15
Area (Degrees squared): 980
Stars with known planets: 5
Bordering Constellations: Pisces, Pegasus, Equuleus, Delphinus, Aquila, Capricorn, Pisces Austrinus, Sculptor, Cetus

Visible at latitudes between +65 and -90 and best at mid-evening during October. In the northern hemisphere, the constellation of Aquarius is considered an autumn constellation and is visible from August to January depending on the time of night.

Aquarius is a constellation of the zodiac, situated between Capricorn and Pisces.

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Observations

Deep Sky Objects:
M2 - Globular Cluster, magnitude 6.50
M72 - Globular Cluster, magnitude 9.30
M73 - Open Cluster, magnitude 9.00
NGC 7009 - Planetary Nebula, magnitude 8.00, known as the Saturn Nebula due to its resemblance to planet Saturn. In larger scopes it appears as a bright inner ring surrounded by a patchy disk. Small scopes show a misty greenish disk.
NGC 7293 - Planetary Nebula, known as the Helix Nebula

Numbered Stars with Magnitudes:
1. +3.75 - Albali
2. +2.90 - Sadalsuud
3. +2.95 - Sadalmelik
4. +3.85 - Sadachbia
5. +4.10
6. +4.00
7. +3.70
8. +4.20
9. +5.15
10. +3.95
11. +4.15 - Ancha
12. +4.80
13. +4.05
14. +3.25 - Skat
15. +3.65
16. +4.25

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