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Monoceros

Quick Facts

Name:Monoceros
mon-OSS-er-us
Meaning:Unicorn
Abbreviation:Mon
Genitive:Monocerotis
Visible in Latitudes:75° thru -85°
Viewing Season:Winter
Best Seen In:February, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:January 16
Right Ascension:7.15 hours
Declination:-5.7 degrees
Area:481.569 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Monoceros

About Monoceros

Monoceros, the Unicorn, is a modern constellation, generally supposed to have been charted by Bartsch as Unicornus; however, many believe the constellation is actually much older, appearing in works as early as 1564. Plus, Scaliger is reported to have found it on an ancient Persian sphere.

Messier Objects

 
NameType
M50Open Cluster

Neighboring Constellations

Canis MajorLepus
Canis MinorOrion
GeminiPuppis
Hydra
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