Capella (Alpha Aurigae)

Image from Steve Bowers
Capella A +B, two G-type subgiants which are separated by 100 million kilometers

Distance from Sol: 43 ly
Colonised: 1287 AT

Multiple star system containing in total 4 stars in the constellation Auriga, about 43 light years from Sol. The two brightest stars in Capella are a binary star system consisting of two yellow subgiant stars which have left the main sequence. These two bright stars are accompanied by two red dwarf stars.

Long populated by a variety of exotic clades and hyperturings, Capella became the capital of an important regional polity in the wake of the ComEmp break-up in 5350 AT.

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Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Initially published on 24 September 2001.

Fact update (2022-02-20, by The Astronomer)