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The Orion Constellation | by Maria Gemma - A Passionate Photographer
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The Orion Constellation

Orion is clearly visible in the night sky from November to February.

The Orion Nebula - a formation of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases rather than a star - is the middle "star" in Orion's sword, which hangs off of Orion's Belt.

Other stars in the constellation include Mintaka, Alnilam and Alnitak which form Orion's belt, are the most prominent stars in the Orion constellation.

The Blue-white star Rigel, in the constellation Orion, is one of the brightest stars in the night sky.


Early in the afternoon I received the iOptron SkyGuider Pro and could not wait to try it out.

In the evening, as I was taking pictures of the Orion Constellation, the clouds started to move in adding a pink tone to the blue sky.


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Taken on January 11, 2019