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A Field Book of the Stars/Monoceros

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MONOCEROS (mo-nos'-e-ros)—THE UNICORN. (Face South.)

Location.—Monoceros is to be found east of Orion between Canis Major and Canis Minor. Three of its stars of the fourth magnitude form a straight line northeast and southwest, about 9 degrees east of Betelgeuze, and about the same distance south of Alhena, in Gemini.

The region around the stars (8), (13), (17) is particularly rich when viewed with binoculars. The clusters (50 M) and (47 M) are well worth observing.

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