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Capricornus (Capricorn)

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Capricorn contains Messier 30, a globular cluster located 1 degree south of the galaxy group NGC 7103. The constellation also harbors the wide spiral galaxy NGC 6907.

Capricorn's name is Latin for 'horned male goat' or 'goat horn', and it is commonly represented in the form of a sea-goat: a mythical creature that is half goat, half shark.

Neighbouring Constellations

Sagittarius (Archer)

Piscis Austrinus (Southern Fish)

Aquarius (Waterbearer)

Aquila (Eagle)

Picture of Capricornus