n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Mythical Monoceros - unicorn of the skies : deep-sky delights
|Article Title||Mythical Monoceros - unicorn of the skies : deep-sky delights|
|© Publisher:||Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA)|
|Journal||MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Nov 2012|
|Pages||267 - 272|
On the north-eastern edge of the well-known Orion constellation the Monoceros unicorn gallops on in the direction of Gemini the Twins. The constellation lacks stars brighter than magnitude 4, but is blessed with beautiful nebulae and star clusters. Various myths surround the reflection of the image, one of which is the misinterpretation of what we know today as the rhinoceros.
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