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Orion, the Cathedral of the Sky

Posted by: bitacoradegalileo on: July 19, 2011

Orion is undoubtedly the most famous constellation in the sky of winter, and one of the best known among the 88 currently recognized by the IAU (International Astronomical Union). Its bright stars visible from both hemispheres make this constellation globally recognized and in my opinion the most fascinating. It has been called “The Cathedral of Heaven“, a name which I subscribe enthusiastically. It is located right in the middle of the celestial equator, and is used as a reference for others, as we shall see. Orion resembles a person. First, try to […]