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Quadrant of the northern sky

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Constellation FamiliesContains members of the Heavenly Waters, Orion, Perseus, Ursa Major and Zodiac families
Right Ascension00h00 to 06h00
Declination0° (Celestial Equator) to +90° (Northern Celestial Pole)
ConstellationsFully contained: Aries, Perseus, Triangulum
Partial: Andromeda, Auriga, Camelopardalis, Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Cetus, Eridanus, Orion, Pegasus, Pisces, Taurus, Ursa Minor
Area (sq deg)5,156.625
Brightest StarCapella in Auriga
Optimum VisibilityOctober to January (Usually visible from northern latitudes)
NotesThe southwestern corner of this quadrant is defined by the First Point of Aries, so the Sun passes into it at the Vernal Equinox in March each year. Over the following three months the Sun crosses through Pisces, Aries, Taurus and a western sliver of Gemini before moving on to quadrant NQ2 at the Summer Solstice in June.


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