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the Charioteer, a northern constellation between Perseus and Gemini, containing the bright star Capella.
Historical Examples

The bright star Capella, in the constellation Auriga, had a statue of brass gilt in the city of the Phliassians.
Pagan Origin of Partialist Doctrines John Claudius Pitrat

I twas situated in the constellation of Auriga, and was noticed on February 1.
The Children’s Book of Stars G.E. Mitton

The constellation of Auriga may next command our attention (map No. 5).
Pleasures of the telescope Garrett Serviss

A very remarkable variable star has been recently discovered in the constellation Auriga.
Astronomical Curiosities J. Ellard Gore

In traversing the constellation Auriga on its début in these latitudes, it outshone Capella.
A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke

Neither will you, for Auriga is very conspicuous, and almost straight overhead in the evening about Christmas time.
The Star People Gaylord Johnson

Capella is lo-cat-ed in the con-stell-a-tion which you call Auriga.
Jubilation, U.S.A. G. L. Vandenburg

Fomalhaut and Capella, in Auriga, rise almost exactly at the same minute.
A Field Book of the Stars William Tyler Olcott

But the splendid star Capella, in the constellation Auriga, may claim a moment’s attention.
Astronomy with an Opera-glass Garrett Putman Serviss

It will be remembered that a similar peculiarity was exhibited by the new star in Auriga in 1893.
Pleasures of the telescope Garrett Serviss

noun (Latin genitive) Aurigae (ɔːˈraɪdʒiː)
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

northern constellation, from Latin auriga “a charioteer, driver,” from aureae “bridle of a horse” (from os, genitive oris, “mouth;” see oral) + agere “set in motion, drive, lead” (see act (n.)).
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Gemini and Perseus. Auriga (the Charioteer) contains the bright star Capella.


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