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Capricornus constellation, 15th century

Capricornus constellation, 15th century

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Capricornus constellation. Islamic manuscript illustration of the constellation of Capricornus. Stars are marked with yellow circles. The text is in Arabic. This manuscript page is from 'Suwar al-kawakib' (1417), a later copy of a work commonly known as 'Book of the Fixed Stars'. This work was originally written in around 964 by the 10th-century Persian Islamic astronomer Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi.

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