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A binary star in Auriga, the brightest star in the constellation, approximately 46 light years from Earth.
[Latin, diminutive of caper, goat.]
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(Celestial Objects) the brightest star in the constellation Auriga; it is a yellow giant and a spectroscopic binary. Visual magnitude: 0.08; spectral type: G6III and G2III; distance: 42 light years
[C17: New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of capra she-goat, from caper goat]
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a first-magnitude star in the constellation Auriga.
[1675–85; < Latin: literally, she-goat, diminutive of capra she-goat]
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A binary star in the constellation Auriga. It is one of the brightest stars in the night sky.
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|Noun||1.||Capella - the brightest star in Auriga|
|2.||Capella - snipes |
bird genus - a genus of birds
family Scolopacidae, Scolopacidae - sandpiper family: sandpipers; woodcocks; snipes; tattlers; curlews; godwits; dowitchers
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