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The distinctive pentagonal outline of the constellation Auriga, the Charioteer, rises over the northeast horizon at about 8 p.m. in mid-November. Look for the bright star Capella and her three “kids” leading the way.

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What’s that twinkly, golden star hovering over the northeastern mountains as darkness falls in mid-November? It’s Capella, the third brightest star visible in Colorado skies and the brightest star in the constellation of Auriga, the Charioteer.


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