Auriga (the Charioteer) rises, with north to the left. .
Capella is the bright star toward upper left. The three "Kids"
(clockwise from left, Almaaz, Haedus I and Haedus II)
are just up and to the right of Capella.
The star to the right of center, a part of the figure of Auriga, is
Elnath, and is also one of the horns of the constellation
The star is both Beta Tauri
and Gamma Aurigae. It is formally within the
boundary of Taurus, however, so the name "Gamma Aurigae" is not
used. Menkalinan, Beta Aurigae, is the bright star down from
Capella, while Al Kab (Iota Aur) is to the right of the Kids.
Theta Aurigae lies at the bottom of the pentagon that makes the figure.
The "runaway star" AE Aur is just above the string of stars that
lies to the right inside the pentagon that outlines the constellation.
The open clusters M 38, M 36, and M 37 run
in a line from the center toward lower right. In the bottom right-hand
corner is the fuzzy patch that makes M 35 in
Gemini. The Milky Way glows faintly
from top center to lower right.
The bright "star" to upper right is Mars.