Picture of the Month


Rise of the constellation Orion above the Sphinx building. The three belt stars of Orion as well as the Horsebutt Nebula are clearly visible on the right side of the image. The bright star above the dome of the Sphinx building is Omega Orionis, an eruptive variable star with its close neighbour HIP26575. On the left edge of the image you can see Betelgeuse, the famous red supergiant and supernova candidate. Photo: © Benjamin Barakat

Rise of the constellation Orion above the Sphinx building. The three belt stars of Orion as well as the Horsebutt Nebula are clearly visible on the right side of the image. The bright star above the dome of the Sphinx building is Omega Orionis, an eruptive variable star with its close neighbour HIP26575. On the left edge of the image you can see Betelgeuse, the famous red supergiant and supernova candidate. Photo: © Benjamin Barakat

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