Orion (constellation)

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Orion
Constellation
Orion
Abbreviation Ori
Genitive Orionis
Pronunciation /ɒˈr.ən/
Seembolism Orion, the Hunter
Richt ascension 5 h
Declination +5°
Quadrant NQ1
Aurie 594 sq. deg. (26th)
Main starns 7
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
81
Starns wi planets 9
Starns brichter than 3.00m 8
Starns within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 8
Brichtest starn Rigel (β Ori) (0.12m)
Nearest starn GJ 3379
(17.51 ly, 5.37 pc)
Messier objects 3
Meteor showers Orionids
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″