"Sixteen Hundred Light Years Beyond: A Journey To A Birthplace Of Stars"

Scheduled air date: 1998 Feb 09-15

Orion the Hunter is visible high in the sky from about 8:00pm-10:00pm this month.

In the midst of Orion's "sword stars" is the famous Orion Nebula, visible even to the unaided eye!
The blow-up to right approximates the view in binoculars or a small telescope.

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Illustrations on this page were created using TheSky Astronomy Software, an advanced desktop planetarium program designed for Windows.

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