Optical photo of the star Capella

Optical photo of the star Capella

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Credit: RONALD ROYER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Capella, also known as Alpha Aurigae, shines brightly towards upper left of this photograph. A conspicuous yellow giant, it is the brightest star in the constellation of Auriga & the sixth brightest in the whole night sky. It is a spectroscopic triple star & has a high lithium content. 4-inch, f/5.

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Keywords: alpha aurigae, astronomy, capella, cosmology, science, star, stellar, yellow giant, yellow giant star

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