The picture stretches from by Orion at right,
with bright Betelgeuse (up and to the right of center) and Rigel (down and to the
right of center), to Canis Major at left, which is dominated
by bright Sirius. They are seen toward setting, with north to the upper right.
The faint stars of Monoceros sprawl above center, while box-like
Lepus lies down and to the left of Orion. The faint
Milky Way southeast of the Galaxy's anticenter
runs from upper right toward left center, where it enters Puppis
of Argo. Betelgeuse and Sirius are respectively the northeast and southern anchors of the
Winter Triangle. The reddish spot up and to th right of center
is the Rosette Nebula; the Orion Nebula
glows in the Sword down and to the left of Orion's Belt.