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Monoceros lies next to Orion on the band of the
Milky Way, and so the area of space it describes is on the plane of our
Galaxy. Much of the Milky Way visible in this
constellation belongs to the Orion Arm of the
This relatively modern constellation (introduced in 1690) supposedly represents a unicorn.
Though lacking in impressive stars, it is home to several star clusters and, especially
noteworthy, the Rosette Nebula.
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