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Auriga Constellation
Constellation Auriga the Charioteer Star Map

Auriga, the Charioteer (Aur)


The Northern 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  (0.80)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 8
      1. X-ray stars:
      2. 4 (2 binaries) stars

    Brightest Stars in Auriga

    The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Auriga by magnitude.

        1. Star
        2. Magnitude
        3. Spectral class

      Double Stars in Auriga

      These are the brightest and easiest-to-find double, triple, and quadruple star systems in the constellation Auriga . Also see all star clusters.

          1. Star system
          2. Magnitudes
          3. Type
          1. Theta Aurigae
          2. 2.6, 7.2
          3. double

        Star Clusters in Auriga

        The most notable and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Auriga . Also see all star clusters.

            1. Star cluster
            2. Catalog #
            3. Cluster type

          Nebulae in Auriga

          Notable and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Auriga. Also see all nebulae.

              1. Nebula name
              2. Catalog #
              3. Nebula type

            Exoplanets in Auriga

            These are the most notable named exoplanet systems known in the constellation Auriga. Bear in mind that we will likely discover billions of exoplanets in the years to come. Also see all exoplanets.

                1. Host star name
                2. Exoplanet name

              * Constellation shown for northen hemisphere skies. For the southern hemisphere, constellations appear rotated 180 degrees (upside-down and left-right reversed) from what is shown. Remember that seasons are reversed too - summer in northern latitudes is winter in southern latitudes.

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