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Orion (constellation)

Orion Constellation List of stars in Orion Abbreviation Ori Genitive Orionis Pronunciation /?'ra?.?n/ Symbolism Orion, the Hunter Right ascension 5 h Declination +5° Quadrant NQ1 Area 594 sq. deg. (26th) Main stars 7 Bayer/Flamsteed stars 81 Stars with planets 7 Stars brighter than 3.00m 8 Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 8 Brightest star Rigel (ß Ori) (0.12m) Nearest star GJ 3379 (17.51 ly, 5.37 pc) Messier objects 3 Meteor showers Orionids Chi Orionids Bordering constellations Gemini Taurus Eridanus Lepus Monoceros Visible at latitudes between +85° and -75°. Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of January. Orion, often referred to as The Hunter, is a prominent constellation located on the celestial equator and visible throughout the world. It is one of the most conspicuous, and most recognisable constellations in the night sky. Its name refers to Orion, a hunter in Greek mythology. Cite error: There are tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{Reflist}} template or a tag; see the help page.
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