Messier 78

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

zeta orionis,orion's belt

Alnitak

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Alnitak, Zeta Orionis (ζ Ori), is a triple star system with a combined apparent magnitude of 1.77. It lies at an approximate distance of 1,260… Read More »Alnitak

epsilon orionis,orion's belt

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