Gemini, with bright Castor (top) and Pollux (bottom), occupies the center of the picture. Auriga is at upper right, with bright Capella in the corner. Looking down along the right hand side, find Betelgeuse in Orion. Canis Minor, marked by Procyon, is directly below Castor and Pollux. At the bottom are the stars of Monoceros, while Lynx sprawls across the upper left. The reddish glow toward bottom right is the Rosette Nebula in Monoceros. The Summer Solstice lies toward center right. Theta Geminorum, not part of theclassical figure, is to the right of Castor. The Milky Way near the Galaxy's Anticenter in southern Auriga falls from upper right toward lower center.

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By Jim Kaler. Return to STARS.