Capella

[kuh-pel-uh]
noun
Astronomy. a first-magnitude star in the constellation Auriga.

Origin:
1675–85; < Latin: literally, she-goat, equivalent to cap(ra) she-goat + -ella diminutive suffix

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Capella (kəˈpɛlə)
 
n
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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Capella
bright star in the constellation Auriga, 1682, from L. capella, lit. "little she-goat" (Gk. kinesai kheimonas).
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Capella   (kə-pěl'ə)  Pronunciation Key 
A binary star in the constellation Auriga. It is one of the brightest stars in the night sky, with an apparent magnitude of 0.08. Scientifc name: Alpha Auriga.
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capella

sixth brightest star in the night sky and the brightest in the constellation Auriga, with an apparent visual magnitude of 0.08. Capella is a spectroscopic binary comprising two G-type giant stars. It lies about 42 light-years from the Earth

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