Alexander Hayward

Alexander Hayward

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Belt of Orion. The three bright blue stars, diagonally from the upper left, are Mintaka, Alnilam and Alnitak. Near Alnitak you can also pick out the Flame Nebula and the Horsehead Nebula. (Credit & copyright: Rogelio Bernal Andreo) Mona Evans, "Orion the Hunter" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art19756.asp

Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka, are the bright bluish stars from east to west (lower right to upper left). Otherwise known as the Belt of Orion, these three blue supergiant stars are hotter and much more massive than the Sun.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/ff/Orion_IAU.svg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/ff/Orion_IAU.svg

Trapezium cluster in the Orion Nebula, from the Hubble Space Telescope.   Left: optical spectrum image taken with Hubble's WFPC2 camera, with stars shrouded in glowing gas and dust.  Right, infrared image taken with Hubble's NICMOS, revealing a swarm of stars and brown dwarfs.

“Orion Trapezium Cluster is a tight open cluster of stars in the heart of the Orion Nebula in constellation of Orion.

Orion

Three Stars of the Orion Constellation, called the belt. Orion represents Osiris, the Egyptian fertility god. These three starts are found in many symbolism of Freemasonry, Kabbalah, and other occult religions.

Orion

The Great Nebula in Orion - The Orion Nebula, also known as Messier or NGC is a diffuse nebula located just below Orion’s Belt. is one of the brightest nebulae, and is visible to the naked eye in the night sky on a clear night.

Messier 43 - seen as the middle "star" in the sword of Orion

Outer part of the Orion Nebula’s little brother, Messier This nebula, which is sometimes referred to as De Mairan’s Nebula after its discoverer, is separated from the famous Orion Nebula (Messier by only a dark lane of dust.

Orion nebula - Messier 42 etc

Orion nebula - Messier 42 etc