Every year without fail it has become somewhat of a ritual for me here on CN to post the moment I see Orion the first time. In recent years it comes early in the morning as I walk my dog, the sight in the sky almost mimicking the sight on the ground.
For many, Orion is a favorite. The most easily recognizable constellation, it yields one of the most beautiful Nebulas. But its much more than that. Its a promise of cooler weather, crisper and clearer nights and more time imaging or observing. Its a farewell to galaxy season and hello to the treasures of the fall and winter sky.
I look forward to Orion rising every year.