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|List of stars in Auriga|
|Right ascension:||6 h|
|Area:||657 sq. deg. (21st)|
|Main stars:||5, 8|
|Stars known to have planets:||7|
|Brightest star:||Capella (α Aur) (0.08m)|
|Nearest star:||QY Aur ( ly)|
|Visible at latitudes between +90° and −40°
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of late February to early March
Auriga is a constellation in the northern sky. It is the Latin word for "charioteer" - someone who drives a vehicle that is pulled by an animal. The astronomer Ptolemy listed Auriga in the 2nd century when he was writing a list of 48 constellations.
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