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Orion, the Hunter

A large, well-known constellation visible high in winter’s south-southeastern sky.


Orion, the Hunter

Orion, the Hunter May 25, 2010

Radio Programs

Horsehead Nebula Destroying a dark horsehead February 13, 2016

Orion Nebula Looking into a cradle of young stars December 2, 2015

Orion Arm A short “arm” of the Milky Way February 17, 2015

Winter Milky Way Looking toward the galaxy’s outskirts February 16, 2015

Seeing Red Seeing red from a dying star February 6, 2015

Orion’s Head Heading for the top of the hunter January 17, 2015

Trapezium Lighting up a galactic trapeze January 16, 2015

Orion Returns The return of an astronomical beauty November 23, 2014

Alnilam A bright buckle for the hunter’s belt February 15, 2014

Rivals Separating a pair of mortal enemies February 7, 2014

Orion Nebula A busy stellar nursery January 22, 2014

Uncertain Giant Taking the measure of a giant star November 22, 2013

Orion Rising Jumbo stars climb into view November 21, 2013

Pyramid Stars Guiding lights of the ancient world March 24, 2013

The Footstool A footstool for the hunter December 27, 2012

Orion Rising A treat returns to the evening sky November 25, 2012

Orion’s Shield Lining up the hunter’s shield February 17, 2012

Winter Milky Way III Getting armed for a trip through the galaxy February 16, 2012

Horsehead Nebula Drifting along with an interstellar cloud December 19, 2011

Orion Rising The return of an astronomical beauty November 19, 2011

Vanishing Orion A seasonal marker disappears April 30, 2011

Alnilam Sailing on a stellar wind January 13, 2011

Orion's Belt Paying attention to a celestial trio January 12, 2011

Spinning Horsehead A spinning horse's head... January 7, 2011

Featured Images

The Milky Way galaxy's spiral arms

Arming the Milky Way February 18, 2015

Diagram of Orion, the hunter

Orion's Belt February 16, 2014

Close-up Hubble Space Telescope view of the Orion Nebula

Beautiful Birthplace January 23, 2014

Infrared view of Betelgeuse

Messy Star April 12, 2013

Visible- and infrared-light views of Orion

Double Vision January 25, 2013

Star forming region in Orion

Hiding Places January 23, 2013

Orion, Jupiter, and other sights in late November

Orion Rising November 26, 2012

Newborn stars in the Orion Nebula

Bright Babies March 1, 2012

Orion, the hunter, including his faint shield

Shielding the Hunter February 17, 2012

Plumes of gas spew into space from the roiling surface of Betelgeuse, the bright

Stellar Timebomb December 1, 2011

M78, a reflection nebula in Orion

Beautiful Reflection February 21, 2011

The Horsehead Nebula

Galloping Nebula January 8, 2011

IC 2118, the Witch Head Nebula

Witch Head Nebula November 26, 2010