Auriga (constellation)

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Auriga
Constellation
Auriga
AbbreviationAur[1]
GenitiveAurigae
Pronunciation
Seembolismthe Charioteer
Richt ascension04h 37m 54.4293s–07h 30m 56.1899s[3] h
Declination56.1648331°–27.8913116°[3]°
Aurie657[4] sq. deg. (21st)
Main starns5, 8
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
65
Starns wi planets7
Starns brichter than 3.00m4
Starns within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)2
Brichtest starnCapella (α Aur) (0.08m)
Nearest starnQY Aur[5]
(20.74 ly, 6.36 pc)
Messier objects3[6]
Meteor showers
Borderin
constellations
Veesible at latitudes atween +90° an −40°.
Best veesible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) durin the month o late Februar tae early Mairch.

Auriga is ane o the 48 constellations leetit bi the 2nt-century astronomer Ptolemy an remains ane o the 88 modren constellations.

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Coordinates: Sky map 06h 00m 00s, +40° 00′ 00″