"The Orion Nebula: A True Winter Wonder"

Scheduled air date: 1999 Jan 18-24

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Orion the Hunter is visible in the southeast sky about an hour after Sunset during late January.
(Shown for mid-Northern latitudes.)

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The middle of the "Sword Stars" is actually the Orion Nebula — a stellar "nursery" 30 light-years across — visible in even small binoculars!

If you wish to view illustrations for other episodes, please see our Star Gazer Illustrated directory.

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

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