- the Charioteer, a northern constellation between Perseus and Gemini, containing the bright star Capella.
Origin of Auriga
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Historical Examples of 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
Word Origin for Auriga
- A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Gemini and Perseus. Auriga (the Charioteer) contains the bright star Capella.