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Monoceros Constellation
Constellation Monoceros the Unicorn Star Map

Monoceros, the Unicorn (Mon)


The Northern 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

    Brightest Stars in Monoceros

    The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Monoceros by magnitude.

        1. Star
        2. Magnitude
        3. Spectral class

      Double Stars in Monoceros

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

          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 and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Monoceros . Also see all star clusters.

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

          Nebulae in Monoceros

          Notable and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Monoceros . Also see all nebulae.

              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. Also see all black holes.

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

              * Constellation shown for northen hemisphere skies. For the southern hemisphere, constellations appear rotated 180 degrees (upside-down and left-right reversed) from what is shown. Remember that seasons are reversed too - summer in northern latitudes is winter in southern latitudes.

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