λ Aquilae

Lambda Aquilae forms the southwestern tip of the asterism, five binocular fields southwest of Altair. It's easily found with the naked eye.
     Looking southwest of Aquila you'll see a bright star (delta Aql) and an equidistant southwest another bright star. This is lambda—in binoculars an elegantly formed arrowhead is unmistakeable, with lambda at the tip.

15 Aquilae forms an attractive optical double: an orange-yellow giant with a deep red companion (Sh 286)AB: 5.4, 7.0, 209º, 38.4".

In the same field is the variable star V Aquilae. This is a carbon star, which gives off a distinctive red colour. It has a visual magnitude of around 7, varying from 6.6 to 8.4, which means it is always on view.

The western portion of your view covers part of Scutum, and the splendid Wild Duck Cluster (M11), which you can investigate by going to that constellation.

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