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(The Sea Goat)
     
             
Capricornus seems to be the representation of a mythological creature but in fact it is a story of the god Pan, who on his attempt to escape the monstrous Typhon, jumped into the river Nile and the part of him that was submerged turned into a fish's tail. This seems like an unfortunate consequence for a great hero.
             
             
M30:
At 26 000 light years away, this nearby globular cluster has a very condensed core with thousands of stars. Some of these stars are variable. Variable stars are a special type of star whose brightness fluctuates, sometimes it is bright and sometimes it is faint. A famous variable star is Mira the Wonderful in Cetus.
             
Globular cluster M30    
   
M30 is a beautiful but unpopular cluster due to its southernly latitude.    
Image copyright D. Verschatse
 
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