The Orion Belt Asterism

Orion’s Belt

The Orion Belt Asterism
The Orion Belt Asterism

My last observation of the official winter season, I chose the infamous asterism of Orion’s Belt. Perhaps one of the most recognizable formations in the Northern Hemisphere night sky, it is often best studied and seen in the winter… thus, my farewell to Winter… and hello to Spring! My eyes were also drawn to a sort of secondary formation that seemed to snake through the “belt”. Orion was a hunter, so perhaps aside from his sword, he carried some rope with him as well!

Object: Orion’s Belt
Date: March 18th, 2014 – 9:45 – 10:30pm CT
Location: New Braunfels, Texas – back yard
Conditions: 66Β°F, clear, just before the full moon rose
Instruments: 10×50 Wide-Angle Binoculars
Medium: Graphite on white sketch paper, inverted

Stars of Jen

7 thoughts on “Orion’s Belt”

  1. Magnificent! Your beautiful drawings of binocular views show that one doesn’t need expensive astronomical equipment to enjoy the night sky for a lifetime. I wish the general public could see these…

  2. Thank you @Frank McCabe !

    That is a huge compliment @Marty, thank you so much! πŸ™‚ Hopefully the general public just getting into star-gazing with binoculars will find this website by Google search, lots of good work here with just binoculars. Yay for ASOD.

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