The Zodiac constellation: Capricornus details and myths
The zodiac constellations are one of the main constellations of the modern 88 constellations present in the sky, and the Latin meaning of this constellation is “horned goat,” This constellation is located in Southern Hemisphere. It was also discovered by the Ptolemy in the 2nd century, and it is used in conjunction with the sign of the zodiac. It is much brighter than Cancer, and it is 40th largest constellation as it covers almost 414 square degrees and it sits among the water genre. The further details of this constellation are given as Following:
Map Location and Area:
As we already know that this constellation is the 40th biggest constellation, it is located the fourth quadrant of SQ4 in the southern hemisphere of the sky. And also this constellation can be watched at the latitudes +60 to -90 degree. The neighbors of this constellation are Aquila, Microscopium, and Aquarius. The Capricornus constellation belongs to Zodiac family of constellations along with Arise, Gemini, and Cancer, etc.
We know that this constellation is the second faintest constellation in the sky system but after that this constellation also have some of the myths or tales associated. The story of these constellations is based on the Babylonians and the Sumerians, the Sumerian considered this thing as goat-fish, but the Babylonian does not do this thing. Another myth related about this constellation is connected to the Greek mythology in which they considered this constellation as the “forest deity pain.”
Major stars involved:
Like the all other constellations, this constellation also has a family of stars, in which some of the stars are brighter, and some of the stars are not so much brighter. The magnitude of the stars varies from a higher range to lower range, the given below stars are the main members of the Capricornus constellation:
Delta Capriconi:
Delta Capriconi is the brightest star in the family of this constellation; they have magnitude about 2.85. This star is also known by his traditional name as shedding, and this star is located near the ecliptic and can be viewed from the moon but rarely by the other planets.
Beta Capriconi:
It is the second biggest and brightest star present in this family, having magnitude closer to 3.05 and also with a distant having 328 light years away from the earth. Its name means “the butcher” which is taken from the Arabic language.
Alpha Capriconi:
The alpha Capriconi is a binary star, and its name is also derived from the Arabic language that means “the billy goat” they have magnitude about 4.30 and after having that kind of magnitude they always will be much brighter in contrast. Another main thing of this star is that this is a double-star and its structure is G-type shaped.
Gamma Capriconi:
It is a blue, white A-type giant star having a huge size and distant of 329 light years from the earth, they are much brighter because of they the magnitude of the stars almost about 0.003 which is responsible for their brightness.

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