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A New Way of Looking at Orion

Discussion in 'Astrophotography and Imaging' started by Orion25, Apr 17, 2020.

A New Way of Looking at Orion

Started by Orion25 on Apr 17, 2020 at 2:20 PM

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  1. Orion25

    Orion25 Well-Known Member

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    Catch Orion while you still can in the early to mid-evening sky as it's progressively moving westward. And as you gaze at the illustrious hunter, try looking at him as other civilizations did in the past (or do now). Here are some alternate ways of interpreting this constellation:

    Okay, here is the constellation we all know and love:

    ASTRONOMY - ORION 4-04-18 CAPTION B ALT.jpg

    This configuration was not only known as Orion:

    ASTRONOMY - ORION 4-04-18 CAPTION B.jpg

    Here are some totally different interpretations:

    ASTRONOMY - ORION 4-04-18 CAPTION.jpg
    ASTRONOMY - ORION 4-04-18 CAPTION C.jpg
    ASTRONOMY - ORION 4-04-18 CAPTION D.jpg
    ASTRONOMY - ORION 4-04-18 CAPTION E.jpg
    Clear skies!
    Reggie :)
     

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    Ed D Well-Known Member

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    Very interesting! Thank you, Reggie.

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    Orion25 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Ed. I've been doing much interesting research on the constellations lately. I often wondered how other civilizations saw the sky. "Unseeing" the classical configurations can be a real brain twister, lol.
     
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    I almost missed this post. Very interesting. To the Inuit, this constellation would have been very low in the sky, and maybe that's why it didn't use all of the stars in their anthropomorphism.
     
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    Good point, squeege. I hadn't thought of that.
     

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