De Mairan’s Nebula

kappa orionis

Saiph

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Saiph, Kappa Orionis (κ Ori), is a blue-white supergiant marking the southeast corner, or the right knee, of Orion. Together with the brighter Rigel, Betelgeuse… Read More »Saiph

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Betelgeuse

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Betelgeuse, Alpha Orionis (α Ori), is a red supergiant star of the spectral type M1-2 located in the constellation Orion, the Hunter.  It has an… Read More »Betelgeuse

delta orionis,orion's belt

Mintaka

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Mintaka, Delta Orionis (δ Ori), is the westernmost star of Orion’s Belt. It is a multiple star system with a combined visual magnitude of 2.23,… Read More »Mintaka

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Alnilam

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Alnilam, Epsilon Orionis (ε Ori), is a bright blue supergiant located at a distance of 1,975.8 light years from Earth in the direction of Orion… Read More »Alnilam