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Orion Rising

Orion Rising

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Sunday, November 11, 2018/Categories: natural history, photography, space science, art and design, adventure

             Orion's Belt (credit: Wikicommons)

The  Greeks named three stars oriented like beads as Orion's Belt and the Hunter is one of the most recognizable constellations in the night sky. An uncommon view of the Hunter rising above the horizon is seen outside the Earth's atmosphere from the International Space Station. The stars comprising his "belt"---Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintake---run right to left and Orion's Sword, home to the Orion Nebula, hangs from his belt. The Dog Star, Sirius, is to the right. The stars are seen from below the ISS.


Orion's Belt and Sword with the Dog Star, Sirius  (credit: NASA)

Location, location, location has always been a photographer's mantra.

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