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Monoceros Constellation
Constellation Monoceros the Unicorn

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  (3.76m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      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 (and not at all in the opposite).