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Capricornus

The Goat, The Sea-goat

GenitiveCapricorni
AbbreviationCap
Right Ascension20h04 to 21h57
Declination-8.7° to -27.8°
Area (sq deg)414
Brightest StarDeneb Algiedi
Optimum VisibilityAugust
Map of Capricornus
Relative Galactic Position of Capricornus

The stars of Capricornus lie in the general direction of our Galaxy's Core, but outside the dense plane of the Milky Way.

Representing a goat, often shown with a fish's tail, this group of stars is most visible in late summer, from the Earth's Northern Hemisphere. It is home to the distant Globular Cluster M30.

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