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English: This is a celestial map of the constellation Capricornus, the Sea Goat.

Copyright © 2003 Torsten Bronger.

It was created by Torsten Bronger using the program PP3 on 2003/08/18. At PP3's homepage, you also get the input scripts necessary for re-compiling the map. It was changed slightly and reworked to SVG format on 2007/12/10 by Thadius Miller.

The yellow dashed lines are constellation boundaries, the red dashed line is the ecliptic, and the shades of blue show Milky Way areas of different brightness. The map contains all Messier objects, except for colliding ones. The underlying database contains all stars brighter than 6.5. All coordinates refer to equinox 2000.0.

The map is calculated with the equidistant azimuthal projection (the zenith being in the center of the image). The north pole is to the top. The (horizontal) lines of equal declination are drawn for 0°, ±10°, ±20° etc. The lines of equal rectascension are drawn for all 24 hours. Towards the rim there is a very slight magnification (and distortion).


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current20:32, 7 July 2010Thumbnail for version as of 20:32, 7 July 2010284 × 249 (384 KB)KxxRegenerated from source, retaining white background but removing border
23:44, 10 December 2007Thumbnail for version as of 23:44, 10 December 20072,284 × 1,999 (116 KB)Thadius856{{en| This is a celestial map of the constellation Capricornus, the Sea Goat.}} Copyright © 2003 Torsten Bronger. It was created by Torsten Bronger using the program PP3 on 2003/08/18. At [http://pp3.sourc
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