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Capricornus Constellation
Constellation Capricornus the Goat

Capricornus, the Goat (Cap)  

(CAP-rih-CORN-us)


The 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  (2.85m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 8
      1. Pulsars:
      2. 1


    * 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).



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