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Aquarius Constellation
Constellation Aquarius the Water Bearer

Aquarius, the Water Bearer (Aqr)    

The constellation of Aquarius, the Water Bearer, is best viewed in the Fall season during the month of October for mid-northern latitudes. It's brightest star is Sadalsuud at magnitude 2.90. The boundary of the Aquarius constellation contains 17 stars that host known exoplanets.

The naked eye can generally see up to magnitude 6 (magnitude 8 with perfect eyes) under ideal dark-sky conditions.

      1. Meaning:
      2. Water Bearer
      1. Genitive:
      2. Aquarii
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Aqr
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Zodiacal
      1. Best Viewing Month*:
      2. October
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 22h 42m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -10° 28'
      1. Brightest Star:
      2. Sadalsuud (2.90m)
      1. Exoplanet Host Stars:
      2. 17
      1. Triple Stars:
      2. 11

    * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

    ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed.

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