February 17, 2009
Look for the celestial unicorn this week inside the large triangle formed by the bright stars Sirius, Betelgeuse and Procyon, high in the southern sky at about 8 p.m.
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The late-winter sky is sparkling with bright stars. Wintertime's showpiece, Orion the Hunter, boasts two luminaries, Betelgeuse at his shoulder and Rigel at his foot. His two canine companions each show off a bright star, Sirius and Procyon.