Auriga Constellation

Auriga Constellation — Auriga (the charioteer) is a northern constellation. It was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and counts is one of the 88 modern constellations.

Its brightest star is Capella, which is associated with the mythological she-goat Amalthea. The three stars Epsilon, Zeta and Eta Aurigae are called the “Kids”.


Abbreviation: Aur
Genitive: Aurigae
Meaning in English: the Charioteer
Right ascension: 6 h
Declination: 40
Visible: to latitude Between 90 and -40
On meridian: 9 p.m., May 20
Area – Total: Ranked 38th 465 sq. deg.
Number of stars with apparent magnitude < 3: 4
Brightest star – Apparent magnitude: Capella 0.08
Meteor showers: α Aurigids


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