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Constellation Orion
Abbreviation ori
Symbolism The Hunter
Area 594
Principal Star Betelgeuse

The illustration (where available) helps with learning the general pattern of the constellation, the photograph (where available) shows you exactly what the constellation looks like on at typical night with the naked eye. The astronomical chart shows accurate technical data, including location and relative star sizes.


Photo with superimposed outline (2 second flip)

Astronomical Chart from the IAU

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