Orion nebula

Orion constellation

Orion is one of the best-known constellation in both the northern and the southern hemisphere. It is particularly easy to spot and recognise. The constellation is named after Orion, a hunter in the Greek mythology. The brightest star is Rigel and Betelgeuse. It is also home to the Orion nebula (M42), one of the brightest and most beautiful nebula in the sky.


 

Orion constellation

Orion constellation


 

Orion nebula (M42)

Orion nebula


 

Flame nebula (NGC 2024)

Flame and horsehead nebula (NGC 2023 and Barnard 33)