Capella (Star)

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From Cambridge , Capella is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 21:38 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 53° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:13.

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Name Capella
Object type Star
Other names
Capella
α-Aur
Alpha Aurigae
13-Aur
13 Aurigae
HR 1708[1]
HD 34029
NSV 1897
HIP 24608[3]
Position
Constellation:Auriga
Magnitude:
Variable
0.08 (V) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.80
Right ascension:05h16m41s [2]
Declination:+45°59'56" [2]
Distance:13.1 parsec
42.8 lightyrs [3]
Proper motion (speed):433.5 mas/yr [3]
Proper motion (pos ang):170.0°
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-0.51
Visibility from Cambridge

All times shown in Cambridge local time.

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42.38°N
71.11°W
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