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Auriga Constellation
Constellation Auriga the Charioteer

Auriga, the Charioteer (Aur)  

(aw-RYE-guh)


The constellation of Auriga, the Charioteer, is best viewed in Winter during the month of February. It's brightest star is Capella at magnitude 0.80. The boundary of the Auriga constellation contains 8 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. aw-RYE-guh
      1. Meaning:
      2. Charioteer
      1. Genitive:
      2. Aurigae
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Aur
      1. Asterism:
      2. Winter Hexagon
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Perseus
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Northern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. NQ2
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. February
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 5h 57m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 42° 49'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Capella  (0.80m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 8
      1. Quadruple star systems:
      2. 1
      1. X-ray stars:
      2. 4 (2 binaries) stars
      1. Other:
      2. Runaway star

    * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

    ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite).