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Monoceros Constellation
Constellation Monoceros the Unicorn Star Map

Monoceros, the Unicorn (Mon)  

(muh-NAH-ser-us)


The constellation of Monoceros, the Unicorn, is best viewed in Winter during the month of February. It's brightest star is Beta Monocerotis at magnitude 3.76. The boundary of the Monoceros constellation contains 14 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. muh-NAH-ser-us
      1. Meaning:
      2. Unicorn
      1. Genitive:
      2. Monocerotis
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Mon
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Orion
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Northern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. NQ2
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. February
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 6h 58m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -3° 16'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Beta Monocerotis  (3.76)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 14
      1. X-ray stars:
      2. 1 stars



    Double Stars in Monoceros

    These are the brightest and easiest-to-find double, triple, and quadruple star systems in the constellation Monoceros .

        1. Star system
        2. Magnitudes
        3. Type
        1. Epsilon Monocerotis
        2. 4.4, 6.6
        3. double
        1. Beta Monocerotis
        2. 4.6, 5.0, 4.6, 5.4
        3. quadruple



      Star Clusters in Monoceros

      The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Monoceros :

          1. Star cluster
          2. Catalog #
          3. Cluster type



        Nebulae in Monoceros

        The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Monoceros :

            1. Nebula name
            2. Catalog #
            3. Nebula type



          Black Holes in Monoceros

          These are the most well-known smaller (non-supermassive) black holes in the constellation Monoceros. Although black holes cannot be seen directly, the smaller ones are at the center of some star clusters and supernova remnant nebulae, which can be seen. Supermassive black holes are at the center of most galaxies, such as Sagittarius A* at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.

              1. Black hole
              2. Type
              1. V616 Mon
              2. stellar



            Exoplanets in Monoceros

            These are the most notable named exoplanet systems known in the constellation Monoceros. Bear in mind that we will likely discover billions of exoplanets in the years to come.

                1. Host star name
                2. Exoplanet name

              * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

              ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite).