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Orion Constellation
Constellation Orion the Hunter

Orion, the Hunter (Ori)  

(oh-RYE-un)


The constellation of Orion, the Hunter, is best viewed in Winter during the month of January. It's brightest star is Rigel at magnitude 0.12. The boundary of the Orion constellation contains 12 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. oh-RYE-un
      1. Meaning:
      2. Hunter
      1. Genitive:
      2. Orionis
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Ori
      1. Asterism:
      2. Belt of Orion
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Orion
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Northern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. NQ1
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. January
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 5h 34m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 3° 35'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Rigel  (0.12m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 12
      1. Quintuple star systems:
      2. 1
      1. Quadruple star systems:
      2. 1
      1. Triple star systems:
      2. 4
      1. X-ray stars:
      2. 2 (binary) stars
      1. Black holes:
      2. 1

    * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

    ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite).