n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Mythical Monoceros - unicorn of the skies : deep-sky delights

Volume 71, Issue 11_12
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



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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