The famous Horsehead Nebula is about 1,500 light-years from Earth, in the constellation Orion. The nebula is located just to the south of the star Alnitak, which is farthest east on Orion's Belt, and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex.:

The famous Horsehead Nebula is about light-years from Earth, in the constellation Orion. The nebula is located just to the south of the star Alnitak, which is farthest east on Orion's Belt, and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex.

Stars of Orion's Belt: Alnitak, Alnilam, Mintaka.  Alnitak is a triple star system, 736 ly distance.  Alnilam is 1340 ly distance, a blue supergiant.  Mintaka is 915 ly distance, and is a double star.  Credit: Bob King

Orion's belt stars form the sky's best-known asterism. Each star lies at a different distance from Earth.

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 is the constellation with a belt. Run an imaginary line across the middle star in the belt and find Betelgeuse. Run the line down thru the mid-star of the Belt to the right and there is Rigel.

Orion is my favorite constellation. And that’s not just because he’s the only one I can find.

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.

Orion's Belt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Orion's Belt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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i think i'd like this tattooed across my hand to look like freckles, to replace my current design.

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The Three Stars in Orion's belt point towards Sirius, who was thought by the Ancients to bring the scorching heat of summer (Canicula), which is why her constellation was called 'Canis' in latin

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 Constellation: Rigel, Betelgeuse, Bellatrix, Saiph - The Belt: Mintaka…

My very own Orion's Belt tattoo! This tattoo has so much meaning to me and I love how it is such a small tattoo!

unique Geometric Tattoo - My very own Orion& Belt tattoo! This tattoo has so much meaning to me and I.

Principle of Correspondence: As ABOVE, so BELOW!  Orions Belt Aligns with the Pyramids at Giza!

Principle of Correspondence: As ABOVE, so BELOW! Orions Belt Aligns with the Pyramids at Giza! I seriously doubt it! Peace, Light and Love to our Spiritual Ancestors, the people of Ancient Kemet (Egypt)!

Spectacular Photo Reveals Bright Nebula Near Orion's Belt

A new image of the region surrounding the reflection nebula Messier just to the north of Orion's Belt. The observations, made with the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope.

Draw a line through Orion’s Belt toward the ruddy star Aldebaran in the constellation Taurus the Bull. In the opposite direction, Orion’s Belt points to Sirius in Canis Major the Greater Dog – sometimes called the Dog Star – brightest star in the nighttime sky.

How to use Orion's Belt to find 4 bright stars - Betelgeuse and Rigel in Orion - Aldebaran in Taurus the Bull and Sirius in Canis Major.

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