Capella (Star)

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Image of Capella
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 30 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , Capella is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:53 (EDT) – 5 hours and 5 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 32° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:25.

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

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

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