The Little

Monoceros Monocerotis (Mon)

width ll depth mm size RANKING 35th fuLLY vislBLE 78°n-78°s

Monoceros is often overlooked, being overshadowed by neighboring Orion, Gemini, and Canis Major. it is easy to find, lying in the middle of the large triangle formed by brilliant Betelgeuse, Procyon, and sirius. although none of the stars of Monoceros is bright, it lies in the Milky Way and contains numerous deep-sky objects of interest. the constellation was introduced in the early 17th century by the Dutch astronomer and cartographer Petrus Plancius.


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