Resources
Q & A
Glossary
Acronym Guide
Further Reading
Outside the Site
Google Sky
WWT
Facebook
Youtube
Vimeo
Twitter
Flickr
Pinterest
Multimedia, Etc
Images/Illustrations
Animation & Video
Special Features
Chandra Podcasts
Chandra Mobile
Desktop Images
The Big Chandra Picture
High Res Prints
Presentations
Handouts
Screen Savers
Audio
Web Shortcuts
Chandra Blog
RSS Feed
Chandra Mobile
Chronicle
Email Newsletter
News & Noteworthy
Image Use Policy
Questions & Answers
Glossary of Terms
Download Guide
Get Adobe Reader
Q&A: Galaxies, Galaxy Clusters, AGN, and Quasars

Q:
I need an image of the constellation Orion that also shows which nebula (or cluster, or whatever) is where. For example, I can find lots of images of the Orion Nebula Cluster, but nothing that shows me where it is in relation to the rest of the entire constellation?

A:
Try the following web site. http://www.seds.org/Maps/Stars_en/Fig/orion.html Better still, consult Burnham's Celestial Handbook, Vol. 2, p. 1324, where you will find a description of the various stars in Orion. In particular, Burnham says that "Half a degree north of the Great Nebula is the star 42 Orionis surrounded by the nebulosity NGC 1977....Another 25 minutes to the north is the scattered grouping of 8th to 10th magnitude stars designated NGC 1981." .

Back | Index | Next