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Hello!

The Greeks pictured Auriga as the inventor and driver of a chariot, carrying a goat named Capella and it's kids in one hand.
He was the son son of the goddess Athena and Vulcan.



12/30/1983 - 15 seconds, Minolta XG-1 50mm, B&W


Auriga is home to a number of large stellar 'OB' Associations. An O-B Association is a large, very loose form of an open star cluster consisting of young spectral type "O" and "B" stars. They cover large volumes of space, are loosely held together by gravity and have short lifetimes of a few million years.

To view a sketch of a specific OB Association:
Click on the location of the object on the imagemap or select from the list below.



All sketches were made with an 80mm refractor spotting scope using low-power eyepieces, with an amici prism giving a corrected field of view. To view the sketches of these OB Associations, select from the list below:

Additional Deep-Sky objects located in this Constellation:


M36 (open cluster)
12/07/2002 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-Ex 2.5 seconds         - 12/01/1989 - 8" Dob f4.5, 16mm 57x
   



M37 (open cluster)
12/07/2002 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-Ex 2.5 seconds         - 12/01/1989 - 8" Dob f4.5, 16mm 57x
   



M38 (open cluster)
12/07/2002 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-Ex 2.5 seconds         - 12/01/1989 - 8" Dob f4.5, 16mm 57x
   




NGC1664 (open cluster) - 08/25/2011 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 8 seconds





NGC1778 (open cluster) - 10/01/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds





NGC1798 (open cluster) - 08/25/2011 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 8 seconds





NGC1789 (open cluster) - 09/27/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




NGC1857 (open cluster) - 02/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




NGC 1883 (open cluster) - 09/05/2013 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




NGC1893 (open cluster) - 09/05/2013 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds



NGC1907 (open cluster) - 09/13/2012 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 8 seconds



NGC1931 (nebula) - 12/28/2011 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC1983 (open cluster) - 12/28/2011 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 8 seconds




NGC1985 (reflection nebula) - 12/28/2011 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC2126 (open cluster) - 09/13/2012 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




NGC2192 (open cluster) - 09/05/2013 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC2240 (open cluster) - 10/01/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds





NGC2242 (planetary nebula) - 09/07/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 45 seconds



NGC2281 (open cluster) - 09/13/2012 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds





NGC2387 (galaxy) - 10/01/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds




IC405 (open cluster) "Flaming Star Nebula" - 08/25/2011 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds





IC410 (emission nebula) - 09/07/2015 - 80mm Refractor f5.5, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds




IC417 & Stock-8 (nebula & open cluster) - 08/24/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3, @ 25 seconds




IC2149 (planetary nebula) - 09/04/2013 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds



Basel-4 (open cluster) - 12/28/2011 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 8 seconds




Berkeley-14 (open cluster) - 02/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Berkeley-15 (open cluster) - 02/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




Berkeley-17 (open cluster) - 02/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Berkeley-19 (open cluster) - 12/28/2011 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 8 seconds




Berkeley-69 (open cluster) - 02/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




Berkeley-70 (open cluster) - 02/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Berkeley-71 (open cluster) - 02/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




Collinder-62 (open cluster) - 09/05/2013 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Czernik-19 (open cluster) - 02/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Czernik-20 (open cluster) - 02/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Czernik-21 (open cluster) - 02/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Czernik-23 (open cluster) - 02/10/2015 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Dolidze-15 (open cluster) - 09/27/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Dolidze-16 (open cluster) - 09/27/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Dolidze-18 (open cluster) - 09/27/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Dolidze-20 (open cluster) - 09/27/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds



King-8 (open cluster) - 12/28/2011 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




King-17 (open cluster) - 08/24/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3, @ 15 seconds




King-22 (open cluster) - 08/24/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3, @ 15 seconds





Melotte-31 (open cluster) - 08/24/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3, @ 15 seconds




Stock-10 (open cluster) - 08/24/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3, @ 15 seconds




Palomar-2 (globular cluster) - 12/28/2011 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




PK173-5.1 (planetary nebula) - 11/13/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 40 seconds




vdB31 (reflection nebula) - 11/13/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 30 seconds







Hope you enjoyed the visit. Come again soon!
Larry McHenry,   Pittsburgh, PA. USA

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