xi Aquilae

Star details
  • Constellation: the Eagle
  • Vmag: 4.7
  • Visibility: Visible to the naked eye
  • Number of planets: 1
  • Namable: Yes
Proposed names
xi Aquilae xi Aquilae b
Nunziatella
The name is from the Nunziatella Academy of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies, based in Naples, Italy. It was founded in 1787 as a school for the Corps of Engineers and Artillery, and became a center of excellence for astronomy training. Among its professors are notable Federico Zuccari, which in 1812 founded the Capodimonte Astronomical Observatory of Naples, Italy; Emanuele Fergola, director of the Capodimonte observatory and lately Dean of the University of Naples; Domenico Amanzio, astronomer at the Capodimonte Observatory. The Nunziatella is today one of the most ancient and prestigious Italian cultural institutions, and in 2012 it was declared "Historical and cultural heritage of the Mediterranean countries" by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean, a United Nations organization. During its 226 years of life, it had among its alumni a King of Italy, a Viceroy, 3 Prime Ministers, 14 Ministers, 13 senators and 11 deputies of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, the Kingdom of Italy and the Italian Republic, a President of the Constitutional Court of Italy, as well as representatives of absolute importance of the cultural, political and professional Italian and international landscape, including a winner of the prestigious Sonning Prize, awarded to the most important European intellectuals; so as a huge number of high-ranked officers of Italian armed forces.
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Ezu
This star is named 'Ezu' (pronounced like 'a zoo') after Eduard Zuev (1934-2005) - an outstanding populariser of astronomy and amateur telescope making in the Irkutsk Region of Russia and the the founder of the Irkutsk Astronomical Club "Astroclub".
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Shiratama
White rice cake in Japanese popular dessert "Anmitsu," which is eaten in summer when Aquila can be seen
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Cradle
We would like to use the name “Cradle” which originates from an ancient Chinese love myth,as the chosen name. According to the myth, a weaver maid and a cowherd were a pair of lovers,who were at the mercy of the cruel Queen Mother of the West ,were separated from each other by the Milky way.And the star represents one of the two children of the Cowherd and the girl weaver.Cowboy will carry two children with a pole through the bridge to see his wife in the annual July 7th.So we call the star the cradle.In the cradle bearing the crystallization of their love.It also stand for the yearning for a better life.
Magpie (sign in to vote)
Wormhout
This is the name of the city which has created Wormhout Astronomie in 1996.
Télémaque (sign in to vote)
Gobidin
The Beothuk word for Eagle, pronounced GOBB-id-in.
Ewinon (sign in to vote)
Anania
For this star we suggest the name ”Anania”; which is Anania Shirakatsi’s first name and also the name of his birthplace (northern Armenia). See about Anania Shirakatsi in the justification of the name proposed for the planet.
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Liberty
The wings of an eagle rushing freely through the sky symbolizes Liberty.
Fortitude (sign in to vote)
Hoshinokataribe
"Hoshinokataribe" means "story tellers about stars". Xi Aquilae is near by Altair. Altair is a hero of a famous folk tale "Tanabata". This tale is very famous and popular in Japan and China. The tale is set in Seventh July night and many people look up the night sky on Seventh July and talk about the tale. This is most popular star festival in a year. Xi Aquilae is near by Altair and appropriate for being called "Hoshinokataribe". This name is also our organization name. This is because we are story tellers of stars and the universe. There are many many stars in the universe. But every star has individual character and we can invest every "story". This resembles people. We wish people listen to the story of stars of themselves whenever looking up stars. This name includes the hope.
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Kagura
The traditional dance theater based on Japanese mythology and history.
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Ignitus Aquilae
Ignitus is a Latin word which means inflamed, burning, sparkling and bright, the last two meanings is related to characteristics of a star. The emphasis is that Ignis in Latin means fire and how this star is a red giant fits very well in the relationship of color with fire. Aquilae is due to location.
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Planet details

    xi Aquilae b

  • Mass (Jupiters): 2.8
  • Mass (Earths): 889.9
  • Period (days): 136.75
  • Semi Major Axis (AU): 0.68