Orion's Belt falls across the top of the picture. From upper right to lower left the stars are Mintaka (Delta), Alnilam (Epsilon), and Alnitak (Zeta). Toward the lower right corner is Orion's Sword, the central star of which is Theta-1 Ori, which is hidden here by the reddish glow of the Orion Nebula. Down and to the right of Alnitak is the multiple star Sigma Ori, while below Theta-1 is Na'ir al Saif (Iota Ori).

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By Jim Kaler. Return to STARS.