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  Monoceros - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Monoceros (Latin for Unicorn) is a faint constellation on the winter night sky, surrounded by Orion to the west, Gemini to the north, Canis Major to the south and Hydra to the east.
Monoceros is an almost invisible constellation, with only a few fourth magnitude stars.
Since Monoceros is a modern constellation, it has no classical mythology associated to it.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Monoceros   (405 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Science -- Monoceros minor but one of a kind
Monoceros, the Unicorn, is a rather faint and obscure constellation and is often overlooked because it lies among some of the brightest stars in the heavens.
Monoceros was probably invented by the 16th-century Dutch theologian, cartographer and astronomer Petrus Plancius, though some believe it was named “Unicornu” by German astronomer Jacob Bartsch, who published Plancius' star maps in 1624.
Monoceros is home to a beautiful triple-star system – three stars that orbit a common center of gravity – known as Beta Monocerotis.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/science/20060301-9999-1c01star.html   (402 words)

  
 Monoceros
Investigations of a region in Monoceros (Acta Universitatis Lundensis.
Investigations of a region in Monoceros, IV: Space densities of stars and interstellar extinction, catalogue (Lunds universitet.
Investigations of a region in monoceros: I. Determination of monochromatic magnitudes and hydrogen line depths of B-, A-, and F- type stars (Acta Universitatis...
www.veryhappening.com /things/monoceros   (172 words)

  
 Monoceros (abbr. Mon, gen. Monocerotis)
Monoceros was first brought into general use as a constellation by Jakob Bartsch, son-in-law of Johannes Kepler, and is an area that abounds in open clusters and faint nebulae.
Among its most interesting deep sky objects are the Cone Nebula, the Rosette Nebula, Hubble's Variable Nebula (NGC 2261), and the open clusters M50 (NGC 2323), near the border with Canis Major, and the Christmas Tree Cluster (NGC 2244).
The Monoceros Loop is a filamentary loop nebula, part of a 300,000-year-old supernova remnant, about 3,000 light-years away in the galactic plane northeast of the Rosette.
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/M/Mon.html   (331 words)

  
 Monoceros, mythology, history, characteristics and obsrevations by telescope
By her the equator cuts to Monoceros the Milky Route of north to the south entering by Gemini and leaving by Puppis and as so it is a rich constellation in stellar cluster and stars not indeed shining.
Monoceros 50º is observable in both hemispheres between the months of October to April culminating on the horizon for the inhabitants who we lived to 40º North or South latitude.
Monoceros limit the north with Gemini, to the west with Orion, the south with constelaci
www.mallorcaweb.net /masm/Mon1.htm   (1334 words)

  
 Chandra :: Photo Album :: Constellation Monoceros   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The story behind the name: Monoceros is a modern constellation formulated around 1624 by Jakob Bartsch, a German scientist.
Monoceros, a Latinized version of the Greek word for "one-horned", is translated as "unicorn".
However the name "monoceros" can also refer to a far older mythological beast, a one-horned creature - part lion, part stag, and part horse - that was depicted in Assyrian art around the third millenium B.C.E. and which might have originated as a distorted or embellished interpretation of a rhinoceros.
chandra.harvard.edu /photo/constellations/monoceros.html   (148 words)

  
 Evan Parker - Monoceros: Reviews, Track Listing, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Monoceros [+] is divided into four parts, but each is of comparable sonic quality.
At various times, Parker's saxophone sounds like dolphin speech, electronic tape squeals, or human murmurs; namely, anything but what it actually is. His language on the instrument is essential listening for anyone interested in acoustic experimental music.
The Chronoscope CD version of Monoceros [+] distinguishes itself from other Parker solo recitals by its relatively early recording date, excellent sound quality, and probing, anecdotal liner notes courtesy of Steve Lake [+].
www.music.com /release/monoceros/1   (258 words)

  
 microsuoni: Monoceros
Monoceros is Joan Male' who lives and works in a little town called Sant Marti D'empuries by the sea in Girona in Spain just above Barcelona, 'When i was a child i wanted to be an astronaut' is his debut album.
His first instrument was a casiotone at the age of 10 moving on to a commodore 64 then to a guitar at the age of 13.
Joan also took the cover photo for the album which is part of a series of experimental photographs using just the light of the full moon.
www.microsuoni.com /artists/monoceros.html   (178 words)

  
 Peoria Astronomical Society - Learning Topics-Monoceros (The Unicorn)
Monoceros, the Unicorn, is the almost invisible unicorn.
Even though Monoceros is devoid of any legends attached to it, it does boast of having the two most massive stars, yet, discovered.
Monoceros is a modern constellation, generally supposed to have been charted by Bartchius as Unicornus; but Olbers and Ideler indicate the constellation is actually much older, with it appering in works as early at 1564, and Scaliger is reported to have found it on an ancient Persian sphere.
www.astronomical.org /portal/modules/wfsection/article.php?articleid=55   (193 words)

  
 The Monoceros R2 Cloud   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
It is called Monoceros R2 because it lies in the constellation of Monoceros, just adjacent to Orion, and it is associated with the second set of reflection nebulae found in that constellation.
Astronomers don't understand why the Monoceros R2 cloud is not producing stars at the same rate or as massive as the stars that are forming out of the Orion clouds.
The new stars in the Monoceros R2 cloud have ionized some of the hydrogen in the cloud and one can see this barely in the ion map of the region.
www.gb.nrao.edu /~rmaddale/Education/OrionTourCenter/monr2.html   (135 words)

  
 Monoceros   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Monoceros is usually associated with the unicorn, but the constellation is itself "modern."
Monoceros boasts the two most massive stars yet discovered.
Monoceros is on the celestial equator between Orion and Hydra.
www.geocities.com /Area51/Corridor/5177/mono.html   (91 words)

  
 Monoceros --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Monoceros occupies a large portion of the sky within a triangle…
The star, one of the class of dwarf stars called T Tauri variables, is immersed in a cloud of matter that changes in brightness erratically, reflecting or re-radiating energy from the star.
Monoceros occupies a large portion of the sky within a...
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9312547   (349 words)

  
 Monodon monoceros, Narwhal at MarineBio.org
The Narwhal, Monodon monoceros (Linnaeus, 1758), is a gregarious species commonly found in groups or "pods" sometimes up to 20 individuals, but most often in groups of 3-8, which are often segregated by sex.
monoceros, are found in Arctic waters from eastern Canada to central Russia between 70°N-80°N. There are large concentrations in the Davis Strait, around Baffin Bay, and in the Greenland Sea.
monoceros are often hunted for their "ivory" tusks, a practice that increased in the 1980's resulting in an effort to upgrade the CITES standings to Appendix I. Fortunately, tusk sales have since declined and the species remains Appendix II.
marinebio.org /species.asp?id=336   (1105 words)

  
 A star hop through Monoceros including M 50, The Christmas Tree Cluster (NGC 2264), Hubble's Variable Nebula (NGC ...
A star hop through Monoceros including M 50, The Christmas Tree Cluster (NGC 2264), Hubble's Variable Nebula (NGC 2261), NGC 2244, NGC 2301, The Rosette Nebula, 11 Beta Monocerotis, Harrington's Star 17 and Harrington's Star 18.
In this star hop I will take you along some of the showpieces of Monoceros, a constellation almost invisible to the naked eye, but probably one of your favorite winter constellations, once you get familiar with the hidden treasures it holds.
The visual magnitude of M 50 is 5.9 and its brightest star is of magnitude 7.85.
www.backyard-astro.com /focusonarchive/monoceros/monoceros.html   (1817 words)

  
 Monoceros, a March Constellation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Monoceros, the unicorn, has been attributed to Jakob Bartsch, a German mathematician, and son-in-law of Johannes Kepler, who brought it into general use on his star charts of 1624.
However, it seems to have been formed much earlier, Scaliger having found it on a Persian sphere in the previous century.
Monoceros straddles the celestial equator and can be viewed in the evening from the beginning of the year until early June.
www.faster.co.nz /~rasnz/Stars/Monoceros.htm   (565 words)

  
 MONOCEROS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Monoceros, the Unicorn, appears in Jakob Bartsch's star chart of 1624.
There were allusions to it in 1564, as "the other Horse south of the Twins and the Crab ", and the French scholar, Scaliger, found it on a Persian sphere (which must have been from ancient times?).
It is said to give a pioneering, persistent, enterprising, ambitious and pushing nature, with a love of travel and change.
www.winshop.com.au /annew/mmonoceros.htm   (300 words)

  
 Monoceros
Flanked by Orion and Canis Minor, with Gemini above and Canis Major below, the faint constellation Monoceros ("the Unicorn") is often overlooked.
Instead, Monoceros has several celebrated deep sky objects as well as the most massive binary system yet discovered.
The stars of Monoceros are as dim as the constellation's history: only a few fourth-magnitude stars that are difficult to notice except on very clear nights.
www.dibonsmith.com /mon_con.htm   (1269 words)

  
 CMS: Monodon monoceros, Narwhal
Adult narwhals are completely mottled on the dorsum with increasingly white fields on the ventral side.
- Hay KA, Mansfield AW (1989) Narwhal - Monodon monoceros Linnaeus, 1758.
- Roberge MM, Dunn JB (1990) Assessment of the subsistence harvest and biology of narwhal (Monodon monoceros L.) from Admiralty Inlet, Baffin Island, N.W.T., 1983 and 1986-89.
www.cms.int /reports/small_cetaceans/data/M_monoceros/m_monoceros.htm   (2991 words)

  
 Evan Parker : Monoceros - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
Evan Parker is a virtuosic solo improviser, and these soprano saxophone recordings, made in England in 1978, are perhaps the next best thing to seeing him perform live.
Monoceros is divided into four parts, but each is of comparable sonic quality.
The Chronoscope CD version of Monoceros distinguishes itself from other Parker solo recitals by its relatively early recording date, excellent sound quality, and probing, anecdotal liner notes courtesy of Steve Lake.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,143743,00.html   (284 words)

  
 Evan Parker | Monoceros
Parker’s monolithic 1978 solo record Monoceros was originally released on Incus and has subsequently been digitally remastered for CD release on Chronoscope.
Monoceros distinguishes itself in several respects: first, because it was recorded by the direct-cut process, whereby the sound pathway went directly from the microphone to a vinyl master.
On Monoceros, Parker explores a wide range of soprano saxophone work, though most of it is hardly recognizable as such: squeaking, squawking, and birdlike noises persist throughout.
www.allaboutjazz.com /reviews/r0599_129.htm   (237 words)

  
 Monoceros   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Among the most interesting stars are surely beta Monocerotis, a triple formed by three white-blue component, delta Monocerotis, a double observable to the naked eye, and epsilon Monocerotis, a couple constituted by a yellow star and a blue one, visible with modest telescopes.
The region of Monoceros is rich in open cluster.
First of all M50, near Canis Maior, formed by one hundred stars, among which dominates an orange giant; and NGC 2232, diffused round a blue star of fifth magnitude.
www.astrofilitrentini.it /mat/costell/mon_e.html   (125 words)

  
 monoceros
Penultimate release on Expanding's limited-as-you-like 7" series marks the first return for Monoceros since his sun-blunted debut album 'When I Was A Child' appearead earlier this year.
Kept nice and cosy in it's customary PVC ziplock bag, the bright green 7" opens on the A-side with 'Bells' wherein an abstract hearted beast is slowly tamed through a set of fidgety clicks, barratone backing and a horde of Space Invaders whose acid dunked b...
Having been making electronic music since the mid-90's, Monoceros' sound is heavily indebted to the likes of LFO and Skam, trading as he does in crisp diamond-cut electronica.
www.boomkat.com /artist.cfm?a=8496   (281 words)

  
 Monoceros   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The modern constellation of Monoceros, the Unicorn, lies east of Orion (his belt visible at lower right) and above Sirius (the bright star at bottom left).
The luminary, Beta Mon, lies up and to the left of Gamma Mon, the somewhat orange-colored star that is somewhat pointed to by the Belt.
For more on Monoceros, see Riding the Unicorn at Stellar Stories.
www.astro.uiuc.edu /~kaler/sow/mon-p.html   (138 words)

  
 Monoceros
The constellation of Monoceros, the Unicorn, is often overlooked in the Winter's Great Triangle that is formed by Betelgeuse, Sirius, and Procyon.
It might be hard to trace the figure of the beast in the fine Milky Way.
But Monoceros includes a few splendid deep sky objects, and it's the Rosette Nebula at the head of the list found around the head of the Unicorn.
www.ne.jp /asahi/stellar/scenes/seiza_e/mon.htm   (244 words)

  
 Digital Images of the Sky - Constellations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The small constellation Canis Minor can be seen in the upper left part of the photography and Monoceros in the center (see lines).
Alpha Monocerotis, the brightest star in Monoceros that is visible in the lower left part, has an apparent brightness of just 3.9 mag.
In mid of February Monoceros culminates at about 21:30 LT (9 pm) and the position is on the celestial equator, i.e.
www.allthesky.com /constellations/monoceros/main.html   (205 words)

  
 Monoceros   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Monoceros was a mythical creature that resembled a horse with a stags head, elephants feet and the tail of a boar.
It had a short fl horn in the centre of its forehead and in some ways the Monoceros resembled a Unicorn.
Hardcover sales of more than 70,000 copies have made the Encyclopedia of Things That Never Were a classic illustrated reference to myths and legends from all corners of the world.
www.paralumun.com /monoceros.htm   (73 words)

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