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Monday, June 21, 2010


CapricornusCAPRICORNUS the Sea Goat is a faint, yet distinctive constellation. The brightest star in Capricornus is Algedi and Dabih is the second brightest star. Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of galaxies or star clusters, but there is a galaxy group called HGC87. There are 5 nearby constellations: Aquarius, Aquila, Microscopium, Piscis Austrinus, and Sigittarius. Now you know more about Capricornus!
Noticeable Objects: HCG 87 galaxy grouping, spiral galaxy NGC 6907, and M30 (a globular star cluster)

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Blog Background

The background has three Hubble Space Telescope images, which are accessible at this Hubble webpage:

— LH 95 is a star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, Dorado constellation.

— Ant Nebula (also called Menzel 3) is an aptly-named planetary nebula located in the constellation Norma.
— Egg Nebula (also called CL 2688) is a protoplanetary nebula in the constellation Cygnus.

HubbleSite Image Links: LH 95, Ant Nebula, and Egg Nebula