Constellation The Sea Goat

Capricornus (The Sea Goat): gift, map and visability

  • Meaning: The Sea Goat
  • Best seen in: September
  • Family: Zodiac
  • Latitude: +60° to -90°

Capricornus or The Sea Goat is one of the 88 constellations modern astronomers have divided the sky into. It's part of the Zodiac constellation family. Capricornus is best seen in September (from latitudes +60° to -90°).

Capricornus is an odd looking creature, with the head and forelegs of a goat, and the tail of a fish. The god Pan, who looked like a goat, escaped the monster Typhon by jumping into a river and turning the lower part of his body into a fish. In astrology, Capricorns are known to be ambitious, practical, and helpful.

Capricornus Constellation Map

Capricornus Constellation Map
Capricornus icon

Main Stars in The Sea Goat (Capricornus)

The constellation Capricornus contains several bright stars that make up its shape. Some of these main stars are known as:

  • Deneb Algedi
  • Dabih
  • Algiedi
  • Nashira
  • Yen
  • Dorsum
  • Baten Algiedi

Some of the deep sky objects which have been discovered in Capricornus include: Messier 30.

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