Auriga is a large northern constellation with one of the brightest stars in the heavens, Capella.

While the constellation is most prominent in the winter, since it is so far to the north Capella serves as a reference star for much of the year.

Auriga has three Messier objects, the finest of which is M37; many of its binaries listed are of the yellow primary and blue companion variety; most are accessible only with telescopes.

Prerequisites: Taurus.

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