A blue dwarf star about 630
light years from the Solar System. To an observer on
Earth, it lies in the heart of the Milky Way, close to
Capella, the brightest star
of its home constellation of Auriga. In fact,
Rho Aurigae is more than twice as luminous as Capella, but
being six hundred light years farther away makes it appear faint by comparison.
Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas