Capricornus is a member of the zodiac. This is one of the most ancient of constellations, harking back to Babylonia and before. The planet Neptune was discovered near the star δ Cap on 23 September 1846.
|α2 Cap||Algedi||Algedi is a wide double star that is easily visible through binoculars.|
|β Cap||Dabih||Dabih is another wide double star.|
|δ Cap||Deneb Algedi||Contrary to expectation, this star is the brightest one in the constellation. The name of the star is not officially recognised by the IAU.|
|M30||This globular cluster is easily seen but not resolved into stars with binoculars or a small telescope.|