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Another Little Orion, in Lupis

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#1 GGK

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Posted 24 March 2023 - 03:23 PM

There is a 0.5o asterism in Cygnus called Little Orion at coordinates (2023.2) 20h56m41s, +43o40'39" right by the North American Nebula.

 

Last night I saw another little Orion shaped asterism in Lupis that spans 2.5o. Theta Lupi for Betelgeuse, HD145211 for Bellatrix, HD144225 / HD144503 / HD144789 for Alnitak / Alnilam / Mintaka, HR5967 for Saiph, and V1027 Sco for Rigel.  Sorry, but no sword or nebula. Coordinates (2023,2) 16h09m16s, -38o06'07".  This showed up unexpectedly while scanning around with my NP101is.

 

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Posted 24 March 2023 - 05:43 PM

There is a 0.5o asterism in Cygnus called Little Orion at coordinates (2023.2) 20h56m41s, +43o40'39" right by the North American Nebula.

 

Last night I saw another little Orion shaped asterism in Lupis that spans 2.5o. Theta Lupi for Betelgeuse, HD145211 for Bellatrix, HD144225 / HD144503 / HD144789 for Alnitak / Alnilam / Mintaka, HR5967 for Saiph, and V1027 Sco for Rigel.  Sorry, but no sword or nebula. Coordinates (2023,2) 16h09m16s, -38o06'07".  This showed up unexpectedly while scanning around with my NP101is.

 

Gary

Thanks for this Gary, I will check it out next clear night!


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Posted 30 March 2023 - 08:53 AM

I've always thought of Lambda Orionis as a squashed half-Orion!


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