| MONOCEROS Chart | Midnight Culmination | Skylore | Star Clusters | Galaxies |
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Constellation Data

  • Translation: Unicorn
  • Abbreviation: Mon
  • Genitive: Monocerotis
  • Size: 35
  • RA: 7 hours
  • Decl: +00 degrees
  • Season: Winter
  • Midnight Culmination: January 5
  • Pages where MONOCEROS is discussed in Chet Raymo's 365 Starry Nights: 30

What is the Genitive form?
What is Right Ascension (RA)?
Is this constellation ever visible from my latitude? What is Declination?

Where should I look for a constellation on a date before or after its midnight culmination? What is Midnight Culmination?


The Unicorn is running up behind Orion, who has not heard it coming (a sign of its magical nature).

Star Clusters

M50 (Galactic cluster), mag. 6.3.

What are Star Clusters?


Rosette Nebula

What are Galaxies?
Table of Messier Objects.
What is apparent Magnitude?

Discussed in these Shows

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