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Meet Rigel, Orion's Blue Suede Shoe - Sky & Telescope

The seventh brightest star, blue-white Rigel marks the left foot of Orion and is actually a trio: a supergiant orbited by a pair of Sun-like stars.

NGC 3576 The Ibex Nebula | Located in Carina and not far fro… | Flickr

Located in Carina and not far from the Southern Cross, NGC 3576, with those sweeping horns of nebulosity, looks like a magnificent Ibex mountain goat. Orion Optics UK AG12 F3.8 Starlightxpress SXVR-H694, SX USB CFW, SX OAG unit + Atlas Focuser SIIHaOIII = 292 260 120min = 11.2hrs total exposure (bin 1X1) Using new Astronomik 6nm Narrowband filters -20C chip temp, flats used but no dark frames. Focal length 1120mm Image scale 0.84"/pix Guide Camera: Starlightxpress Lodestar Comments Taken…

Meet Betelgeuse, the Red Giant of Orion - Sky & Telescope - Sky & Telescope

Betelgeuse, the reddish star in the right shoulder of Orion, is a supergiant whose girth extends out to the orbit of Jupiter. It could be the next star in the sky to go supernova.

Colour-Full MoonNicolas Lefaudeux (France). A phenomenal image depicting the incredible colours and details of the surface of the Moon. The photographer applied a similar procedure he used for capturing the solar eclipse and noted that this lit up the full Moon like a Christmas tree ornament, with a great variety of hues and shades.

The Milky Way, the Andromeda galaxy and the Running Man nebula feature in the shortlist for the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year award. The winners will be announced on 23 October, and an exhibition of the winning images from the past 10 years of the contest will be on show at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich from 24 October

The great constellation Orion as it appears in the northern hemisphere. As one moves south to the equator, Orion seems to tip over on to its side, and then appears the other way up in the southern hemisphere

This is the third page in a series of guides for anyone who wants to learn a little more about our night sky. This page looks at those most numerous of all objects visible in the night sky - the stars