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Capricornus Constellation
Constellation Capricornus the Goat Star Map

Capricornus, the Goat (Cap)

(CAP-rih-CORN-us)


The Southern constellation of Capricornus, the Goat, is best viewed in Fall during the month of September. It's brightest star is Deneb Algedi at magnitude 2.85. The boundary of the Capricornus constellation contains 8 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. CAP-rih-CORN-us
      1. Meaning:
      2. Goat
      1. Genitive:
      2. Capricorni
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Cap
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Zodiacal
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ4
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. September
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 21h 3m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -19° 21'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Deneb Algedi  (2.85)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 8



    Brightest Stars in Capricornus

    The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Capricornus by magnitude.

        1. Star
        2. Magnitude
        3. Spectral class



      Double Stars in Capricornus

      These are the brightest and easiest-to-find double, triple, and quadruple star systems in the constellation Capricornus. Also see all star clusters.

          1. Star system
          2. Magnitudes
          3. Type
          1. Alpha Capricornus
          2. 3.7, 4.3
          3. double
          1. Beta Capricornus
          2. 3.2, 6.1
          3. double



        Star Clusters in Capricornus

        The most notable and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Capricornus . Also see all star clusters.

            1. Star cluster
            2. Catalog #
            3. Cluster type

          * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

          ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite).