Monoceros the Unicorn Constellation

constellations Dec 22, 2020

Monoceros the Unicorn is classified as a modern constellation since it was named in 1612 by Dutch Uranographer Petrus Plancius. It is a very faint constellation and dark skies are needed to see it. It has a host of celestial objects within its boundaries, including the Rosette Nebula, Messier 50, and the Christmas Tree Nebula. Learn how to find this constellation using the Winter Triangle Asterism.

Watch and learn how the find this faint constellation. It is one that is easy to locate using other constellations, however, pointing out the pattern may prove difficult since the stars are so faint (4-5 magnitude).