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The Charioteer

Constellation of the northern sky

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Constellation FamilyPerseus
Celestial QuadrantNQ2
Right Ascension04h35 to 07h27
Declination+27° 54' to +56° 6'
Area (sq deg)657
Brightest StarCapella
Optimum VisibilityDecember/January
Map of Auriga
Relative Galactic Position of Auriga

The constellation of Auriga looks 'outwards' along the plane of the Milky Way, towards the edge of our Galaxy.

A constellation lying on the Milky Way in the northern sky, particularly famed for the brilliant binary Capella, and for the number of open clusters in this region.


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