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Optical photograph of the constellation of Orion the Hunter one of the most conspicuous constellations in the sky A special filter has been used to enhance the brightest stars giving them a misty extended appearance The constellation of Orion lies on the celestial equator and is visible from most parts of the world The three stars forming Orions Belt are seen at centre The bright pinkishwhite star at upper left is Betelgeuse Alpha Orionis a red supergiant star Below the Belt is Orions Sword with the distinctive red Orion Nebula M at its centre The bright star below and to the right of the Sword is Rigel Beta Orionis

Work by John Sanford

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