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January 11, 2006 10:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2006-01

Hubble Panoramic View of Orion Nebula Reveals Thousands of Stars

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Image: Orion Constellation

Orion Constellation

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Orion, one of the most recognized constellations, is visible high in the night sky during winter. It includes several prominent, bright stars including the red giant Betelgeuse (Alpha Orionis) at upper left and blue giant Rigel (Beta Orionis) at lower right. In the center is Orion's "belt" consisting of three bright blue stars. The Orion Nebula is in his "sword" below the belt, just visible to unaided eyes in very clear, dark skies.

Object Name: Orion Constellation

Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration

Credit: A. Fujii

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