The Capricornus Constellation
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What it is?:
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Died: 168 AD, Alexandria
Claudius Ptolemaeus Ptolomaeus Klaudios Ptolemaios Ptolemeus, also known as Ptolemy was an Astronomer who lived in Alexandria, Egypt from around 87-150 AD. Ptolemy was an astronomer, mathematician and a geographer. He categorized the Greek representation of the Universe and made sense of the motions of the planets as they were recognized in his time.
Myth behind The Capricornus Constellation:
Major stars in the Capricornus Constellation:
•Brightest star in the constellation, with alleged visual magnitude of 2.85.
Dabih – β Capricorni (Beta Capricorni)
•Second brightest star in the constellation.
Algiedi – α Capricorni (Alpha Capricorni)
•Double star made up of two stars; alpha-1 capricorni and alpha-2 capricorni.
Nashira – γ Capricorni (Gamma Capricorni)
•White giant A-type giant, roughly 139 light years distant.
Yen – ζ Capricorni (Zeta Capricorni)
•Another double star made up of of a yellow G-type supergiant and a white dwarf.
Dorsum – θ Capricorni (Theta Capricorni)
•This star is a white A-type main sequence dwarf, around 158 light years distant.
Baten Algiedi – ω Capricorni (Omega Capricorni)
•This star is a M-type red giant star, roughly 630 light years in distance from Earth
ψ Capricorni (Psi Capricorni)
•This star is a yellow-white giant, apart of spectral class F5 V.
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