Capella, the brightest star in Auriga

Capella is the brightest star in Auriga constellation. It is very easy to spot in the Northern hemisphere. It is a circumpolar star, very bright one. The picture has been taken through a 300mm telephoto lens and Canon EOS 450d over a Sky Watcher EQ6 equatorial mount.



Here it is the full frame, with a lot of stars in the field and great detail:

http://www.awesky.com/Deep+Sky/Misc/Capella+-+Alpha+Aurigae/

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2 Responses to “Capella, the brightest star in Auriga”

  1. this is a beautiful picture.never seen a star like that.did you processed it with a programe?

    • computerphysicslab Says:

      Yes, DeepSkyStacker for stacking individual frames and Paint Shop Pro 9 for post-processing.

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