- the Charioteer, a northern constellation between Perseus and Gemini, containing the bright star Capella.
Origin of Auriga
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin: charioteer
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Examples from the Web for auriga
Capella is lo-cat-ed in the con-stell-a-tion which you call Auriga.Jubilation, U.S.A.
G. L. Vandenburg
The constellation of Auriga may next command our attention (map No. 5).Pleasures of the telescope
I twas situated in the constellation of Auriga, and was noticed on February 1.The Children's Book of Stars
In January, 1892, a new star was suddenly seen in the constellation Auriga.Curiosities of the Sky
The star β is common to Auriga and Taurus, being the former's right foot and the latter's northern horn.A Field Book of the Stars
William Tyler Olcott
- a conspicuous constellation in the N hemisphere between the Great Bear and Orion, at the edge of the Milky Way. It contains the first magnitude star Capella and the supergiant eclipsing binary star Epsilon Aurigae
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Word Origin and History for auriga
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- A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Gemini and Perseus. Auriga (the Charioteer) contains the bright star Capella.
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