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Capella Ab, Alpha Aurigae Ab

Capella Ab (Alpha Aurigae Ab) is a white to yellow star that can be located in the constellation of Auriga. The star can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.

Alpha Aurigae Ab is the Bayer Classification for the star.

Physical Properties (Colour, Radius) of Capella Ab

Capella Ab has a spectral type of G1III. This means the star is a white to yellow star.

Capella Ab has been calculated as 8.80 times bigger than the Sun.The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 6,123,040.00.km.

Capella Ab Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

Capella Ab has an apparent magnitude of 0.08 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. Magnitude, whether it be apparent/visual or absolute magnitude is measured by a number, the smaller the number, the brighter the Star is. Our own Sun is the brightest star and therefore has the lowest of all magnitudes, -26.74. A faint star will have a high number.

Capella Ab Facts

Alternative Names

Traditional/Proper NameCapella Ab
Bayer DesignationAlpha Aurigae Ab

Visual Facts

Star Type star
ConstellationAuriga
Visual / Apparent Magnitude0.08
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)05h 16m 41.30
Spectral TypeG1III
Associated / Clustered StarsCapella
Colour(G) White to Yellow

Estimated Facts

Radius (x the Sun)8.80

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