|A faint white star in
northern Auriga, not far to the northeast of brilliant
Capella. Omicron Aurigae is a massive and luminous
star, nearly 500 light years from the
Solar System. Although it is intrinsically more luminous
than Sirius, its great distance means that it falls on the brink of naked eye visibility.
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