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Starwatch: in Orion's sword is the hazy blob where stars are born

The hunter stands bolt upright in the evening sky, with the nebula visible below the belt This week is a good one for finding the constellation of Orion: it stands bolt upright in the evening sky. The chart shows the view looking due south at 20:00 GMT on 12 February. The most noticeable thing to look for is Orion’s belt comprising three stars: Alnitak, Alnilam and Mintaka.
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