Framed Photo - Orion Constellation
"The Orion Constellation"
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The stars of the night sky have been divided and mapped since ancient times. The results of this mapping are the imaginative shapes and legends of the constellations.

This photo of the constellation Orion shows deep detail in this region of the sky, such as the Orion Nebula and the Horsehead Nebula (below the 3 stars of Orions "belt"), Barnard's Loop (the huge arc of red-orange nebulosity) and the Rosette Nebula at the side of the photo. At the same time it clearly shows the main "naked eye" stars that make up the shape of "the hunter" enlarged in their true color.

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