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- The Constellations Of Spring.

- Hercules (her´-kū-lēz)—the Kneeler.

- Ursa Minor (er´-sa Mi´-nor)—the Little Bear. (face North.)

- Ursa Major (er´sa Mā´-jor)—the Great Bear. (face North.)

- Cetus (sē´-tus)—the Whale. (face Southeast.)

- Leo (le´o)—the Lion. (face South.)

- Corvus (kôr´-vus)—the Crow. (face South.)

- Auriga (â-ri´-ga)—the Charioteer. (face Northwest.)

- The Diagrams.

- Coma Berenices (kō´-ma Ber-e-ni´-sez)—berenice's Hair.

- The Constellations Of Autumn.

- Scorpius (skôr´-pi-us)—the Scorpion. (face South.)

- Andromeda (an-drom´-e-dä)—the Chained Lady.

- Aquarius (a-kwā´ri-us)—the Water Carrier. (face Southwest.)

- Ophiuchus (of-i-ū-kus)—the Serpent Bearer, And Serpens. (face Southwest.)


monoceros (mō-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° 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 an opera-glass.


Note also a beautiful field about the variable S, and a cluster about midway between α and β.


Two stars about 7° apart in the tail of the Unicorn are pointer stars to Procyon. These stars are known as 30 and 31. The former is about 16° east of Procyon, and is easily identified as it has a sixth-magnitude star on either side of it. About 4° southwest of this star a good field-glass will reveal a beautiful star cluster.


MONOCEROS MONOCEROS









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eridanus (ē-rid´-a-nus)—or The River Po. (face Southwest.)



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argo Navis (är´-go Nā´-vis)—the Ship Argo. (face South.)





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