Orion (constellation)

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Orion
Constellation
Orion
AbbreviationOri
GenitiveOrionis
Pronunciation/ɒˈr.ən/
SeembolismOrion, the Hunter
Richt ascension5 h
Declination+5°
QuadrantNQ1
Aurie594 sq. deg. (26th)
Main starns7
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
81
Starns wi planets9
Starns brichter than 3.00m8
Starns within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)8
Brichtest starnRigel (β Ori) (0.12m)
Nearest starnGJ 3379
(17.51 ly, 5.37 pc)
Messier objects3
Meteor showersOrionids
Chi Orionids
Borderin
constellations
Gemini
Taurus
Eridanus
Lepus
Monoceros
Veesible at latitudes atween +85° an −75°.
Best veesible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) durin the month o Januar.
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Orion, whiles cried The Hunter, is a kenspeckle constellation, aiblins ane o the lairgest an maist weel kent. Its gesserant starns is fund on the celestial equator an can be seen athort the warld. The Keengs' ellwand o starns - three starns o middlin brichtness in the mids o this constellation - maks this constellation easy tae find. Frae mid-northren latitudes, Orion is veesible in the e'enin frae October tae early Januar an in the mornin frae late Julie tae November. Orion swuird is aften kent as Saunt Peter's staff.

Coordinates: Sky map 05h 30m 00s, +00° 00′ 00″