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The constellation of the month


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Latin: Auriga (Aur)
English: Charioteer Spanish: Cochero
German: Fuhrmann French: Cocher
In mid of January Auriga culminates at about 22 h local time (see lines). For observers at geographic latitude 40o north it goes right through the zenith. The position is in the galactic plane and so it offers a wealth of interesting objects like Open Star Clusters and Emission Nebulae. The brightest star is Capella (alpha Aurigae, 0.1 mag), visible in the upper right from the center.

© all photographs taken by Till Credner and Sven Kohle