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Monoceros (Unicorn)

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Monoceros has Beta Monocerotis, an impressive triple star system, the three stars forming a triangle which seems to be fixed. S Monocerotis, or 15 Monocerotis, is a bluish white variable star and is located at the center of NGC 2264.

Monoceros' name is Greek for unicorn. It has been mentioned as "the second horse between the Twins and the Crab has many stars, but not very bright.

Neighbouring Constellations

Orion (Orion)

Puppis (Stern)

Canis Major (Great Dog)

Canis Minor (Little Dog)

Gemini (Twins)

Hydra (Sea Serpent)

Lepus (Hare)

Picture of Monoceros