The Constellation of Auriga

 
The constellation of Auriga is known as the charioteer. It is one of the 48 constellations compiled by Ptolemaeus in the second century. Auriga is often depicted as carrying a goat with her two kids in the chariot. This constellation is best seen in the northern hemispher during the winter months. Its alpha star, Capella, is the sixth brightest star in the sky.
Lens: Sigma 24mm @ f/2.8
Camera: Modified Canon 650D (T4i); ISO 800
Mount:  Piggy-backed on iOptron CEM60
Exposures: 22 @ 2 min.
Location: Taken from my backyard observatory in southeastern Minnesota on 3/11/21
   
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