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Monoceros Constellation
Constellation Monoceros

Monoceros, the Unicorn (Mon)

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

The naked eye can generally see up to magnitude 6 (magnitude 8 with perfect eyes under ideal super dark-sky conditions).

      1. Meaning:
      2. Unicorn
      1. Genitive:
      2. Monocerotis
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Mon
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Orion
      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 (3.76m)
      1. Exoplanet Host Stars:
      2. 14
      1. X-ray Stars:
      2. 1 stars
      1. Pulsars:
      2. 1
      1. Other:
      2. 2 protoplanetary disks

    * 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.



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