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Abbreviation:  Cap
English Name:  The Little Dogs
Genitive: Algedi
  Northern / Southern Hemisphere (Underlined means the more area in square feet in Southern Hemisphere.)
Location: Between the constellations of Aquarius and Sagittarius.
Visible between latitudes:  
+85 and -75 degrees
Best season: Winter
Seen in three season:
 Autumn, Winter, and Spring
Best seen in:
Seen between: August and October
Right Ascension (RA):  21 hour
Declination (DEC): -20 degrees
Area (square degrees):  414 (40th)

Capricornus (The Sea Goat)

  • The small constellation of the Zodiac; the Sun passes through it from 19th January and 16th February.
  • The second faintest in the Zodiac after the constellation of Cancer and it is the smallest constellation in the Zodiac too.

Messier Objects

  • M30 – Globular Cluster, it’s magnitude +7.5; easily spotted with binoculars.

Features of interest

  •  Algedi star; a wide double star. Ordinary binoculars or good eyesight, reveal two stars of magnitudes +3.6 and +4.3; both are yellowish in colour.

Named Stars

  • Algedi, Prima Giedi (Alpha 1 Cap)
  • Secunda Giedi (Alpha 2 Cap)
  • Dabih (Beta Cap)
  • Nashira (Gamma Cap)
  • Deneb Algedi (Delta Cap)
  • Alshat (Nu Cap)


  • Photo of the constellation – Capricornus, as it appears to the naked-eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
  • Sky Chart  –  Capricornus
  • List of stars in Capricornus.


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