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Zodiac: Libra
Sep 24 - Oct 23
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Capricornus (Capricorn)

The Capricorn is one of the oldest constellations. It is often depicted as a combination of a goat and a fish due to its ancient name in the Babylonian culture.
This constellation belongs to the zodiac. Its time of the year is between December 22 and January 20. This constellation does not belong to the zodiac. It's brightest star is Algedi (δ Capricorni).
Neighboring constellations are Sagittarius, Microscopium, Pisces Austrinus, Aquarius, and Aquila.
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Latin name:  Capricornus (Cap)
English name:  Capricorn
Abbreviation:  Cap
Zodiac:  December 22 - January 20
Brightest star:  Algedi (δ Capricorni)

Historic illustration of the Capricorn in Urania's Mirror.

Objects in Capricorn

A selection of interesting objects visible with a telescope.
M30 (NGC 7099)
a globular cluster in the constellation Capricorn
Image credit: NASA / ESA
License: creative commons (cc) Attribution 3.0 Unported

A few stars named in Capricorn

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A few free stars in Capricorn

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