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Kelly Madi_0_galaxy
Kelly Madison

• 2 years ago

Orion's Belt is one of the most recognizable constellations with it's 3-star belt. Run an imaginary line across the middle star in the Belt (from lo-right to upper-left) and find lovely champaigne-colored Betelgeuse. Run the line down thru the mid-star of the Belt to the right and there is Rigel. Below and left (in direct line of the Belt) is brilliant blue Sirius, flickering like a happy firefly; and high above, almost in line with the Belt, is pink Aldebaran, the brightest star in Taurus.

Orion's Belt

Orion. Its brightest stars are Beta (Rigel -- leg to our right) and Alpha (Betelgeuse -- shoulder to the left), a blue-white and a red supergiant respectively. This image is helpful to see just how reddish Betelgeuse is.

Constellation Orion, the Hunter, and Sirius, the brightest star of the night sky, shine over Fischbacher Alpen, near Alpine village of Krieglach in Austria. The three brightest stars in this view (Sirius, Rigel at Orion's foot, and Betelgeuse at Orion's shoulder) form a large prominent asterism known as the Winter Triangle.

Orion Belt

The Witch Head is a favorite around Halloween and is located in the constellation Orion, near the bright star Rigel.

Orion over Turin - the small, fuzzy dot just below Orions belt is not a star, but a whole galaxy of stars

Orion’s Belt to Sirius, brightest star in nighttime sky | EarthSky.org

Orion Constellation: Rigel, Betelgeuse, Bellatrix, Saiph - The Belt: Mintaka, the westernmost of the three stars. Alnilam, the central star in the belt. and Alnitak, the easternmost star in the belt.

orion's belt

Orion's Belt ~ our constellation

Orion

The bright, pinkish-white star at upper left of Orion is Betelgeuse. A red supergiant, it is one of the largest and most luminous stars known. If it were at the center of our solar system, its surface would extend to the orbit of Jupiter and beyond, wholly engulfing Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. Betelgeuse is approximately 640 light-years away from Earth.
Source URL: http://astrobob.areavoices.com/2010/12/16/follow-orions-belt-to-parts-unknown/
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