Position in the Sky

Named Stars

Messier Objects

This is one of the 13 constellations of the Zodiac.

Capricornus has been recognized as a goat since Babylonian and Chaldean times. Usually, it is depicted as a goat with a fish tail, which might relate to a story about the god Pan. Pan, fleeing a monster called Typhon, jumed into the river Nile. The part of him that was below water turned into a fish, while the rest of him above water, stayed as a goat.

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