Altair is a very bright Star and has one of the most stunning background star fields. You’ll want to put this sharp image up full screen!

Also designated α Aquilae (Alpha Aquilae, abbreviated Alpha Aql, α Aql), is the brightest star in the constellation of Aquila (The Eagle)

and the twelfth brightest star in the night sky.  It is currently in the G-cloud—a nearby interstellar cloud, an accumulation of gas and dust.

Altair is an A-type main sequence star with an apparent visual magnitude of 0.77 and is one of the vertices of the “Summer Triangle” asterism

(the other two vertices are marked by Deneb and Vega).

Altair is about 1.8 times the mass of the Sun and 11 times of its luminosity. Altair rotates rapidly, with a rotational period of about 9 hours,

compared to our Sun which completes a rotation in a little over 25 days.

It is relatively close by at 16.7 light-years (5.13 parsecs) from the Earth and is one of the most visible stars to the naked eye.

TPO 12 inch F4 Newtonian reflector telescope, Baader Coma Corrector, Bisque ME mount, Modified Canon 6D DSLR,

ISO 800, 4 minute exposure, captured from my observatories in Ohio on 08-02-2021.


Best Regards,

John Chumack