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unicorn constellation

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The unicorn constellation
The constellation Monoceros, also known as the unicorn constellation, was officially charted by German astronomer Jakob Bartsch in 1624. Scientists have found evidence that the constellation was mentioned as early as the mid-1500s by historian Joseph Justus Scaliger. Monoceros was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1930 and remains on its list of 88 constellations, at the time of publication.

Read more: Important Facts About the Unicorn Constellation | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/info_8775539_important-unicorn-constellation.html#ixzz2FKP149TE Another star found in the unicorn constellation is the beta monoeceros that is 690 light years from earth and 3200 times more energy then the sun. the epsilon star was also in the unicorn constellation and is 115 light years away from the sun and is 8 times the size of the sun the unicorn constellation had many major stars for example the is a Alpha monoceros star witch is 144 light years away from the earth and estimated 11 times the size of the sun and has 60 times more energy . and the last but not least star is plasketts star. And that is 6600 light years and is 100 times the size of the sun. Fun facts : One fact about the unicorn star is that The four stars which make up the "body" of the unicorn are also the 4 stars which the Chinese call the 4 great canals.
Another fun fact is that Monoceros is hard to spot, notable only for its deep-sky objects and not for its stars.
The next fun fact is Monoceros is located directly east of Orion, spanning almost the entire height of the great Hunter.
Monoceros in in the direction of the sky where The Milky Way flows directly through. The Myth or Legend behind Monoceros The Unicorn is that: It was formulated by Jakob Bartsch. It is composed of a number of faint stars in an area beween Canis Minor and Minor, Orion, Gemini, and Hydra. Monoceros means "one-horned" and is translated as "Unicorn" Around the third millenium B.C.E may have orginated as a distorted Rhinoceros. Like MonoCEROS and RhinoCEROS. Monoceros can also refer as part lion, part slag, and part horse. Myth Monoceros is located directly east of Orion, spanning almost the entire height of the great Hunter. The unicorn constellation A fun thing to do in December and January Make a trip outdoors only on the darkest of winter nights. In the northern hemisphere, Monoceros is visible in the cold months, with December and January being the best time to see the unicorn of the sky. The later it is at night, the better are your chances of seeing it. When doing this u must look for three of the other constellations which are orion, and his two hunting dogs, Canis Major and Minor. This trio contains bright stars that form a triangle in which most of Monoceros can be found. Then you would study the triangle of the three constellation and you will see the unicorn. THE END By: Emilie Fink
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Mrs Realander A constellation is a pattern of stars in the sky.
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