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Monday, June 21, 2010

Auriga

AurigaAURIGA the Charioteer is a medium-sized and bright constellation. Capella is the brightest star, with an apparent magnitude of 0.08. As far as the cosmic wonders in Auriga, the charioteer has an abundance of open star clusters. AE Aurigae, also known as the "Flaming Star," is a remarkable double star. The constellation is east of the very-faint Lynx constellation. Now you know more about Auriga!

[Image reference: The Illustrated Atlas of the Universe (pg. 263)]

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The background has three Hubble Space Telescope images, which are accessible at this Hubble webpage: Hubblesite.org/categories/images.

— LH 95 is a star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, Dorado constellation.

— Ant Nebula (also called Menzel 3) is an aptly-named planetary nebula located in the constellation Norma.
— Egg Nebula (also called CL 2688) is a protoplanetary nebula in the constellation Cygnus.

HubbleSite Image Links: LH 95, Ant Nebula, and Egg Nebula