A Fox Fur, a Unicorn, and a Christmas Tree

What do the following things have in common: a cone, the fur of a fox, and a Christmas tree? Answer: they all occur in the constellation of the unicorn (Monoceros)

I came across this beautiful picture on NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day website this week. I’ve followed the site for a while now as it provides some wonderful pictures with fascinating bit’s of information to accompany the images. It was only a matter of time before they posted an image of this wonderful one horned constellation. Given how much unicorns sparkle it’s no surprise to find our beloved unicorns have their own constellation.