The star Betelgeuse in the constellation of Orion

This chart shows the location of the very bright red supergiant star Betelgeuse (Alpha Orionis) in the famous constellation of Orion (The Hunter). This map shows most of the stars visible to the unaided eye under good conditions and the star itself is marked with a red circle. Although the star itself is clearly visible to the unaided eye, the nebula around it cannot be seen visually with any telescope.


ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope

About the Image

Release date:23 June 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso2109, eso2003, eso1121
Size:3338 x 4192 px

About the Object

Name:Betelgeuse, Constellation Chart, Orion
Type:Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation

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