Click for a larger version you can print and use at the telescope. From the Southern HemisphereOrion is oriented south-upward, and the belt and sword are sometimes called the saucepan or pot in Australia and New Zealand.
Sah is syncretized with Osiriswhile Sopdet is syncretized with Osiris' mythological wife, Isis. The primary component in the Alnitak system is a close binary star composed of a blue supergiant belonging to the spectral class O9.
In the Southern Hemisphere's summer months, when Orion is normally visible in the night sky, the constellation is actually not visible in Antarctica because the sun does not set at that time of year south of the Antarctic Circle.
Even though it does not have the designation alpha, it is almost always brighter than BetelgeuseAlpha Orionis. It is sometimes called The 37 Cluster because it resembles the number The suffix -ab indicates that Betelgeuse is classified as an intermediate luminous supergiant, one not as bright as others such as Deneb in the constellation Cygnus.
Orion has been known since ancient times. Eventually, it will grow into a red supergiant, one very similar to Betelgeuse.
Rigel the "Left Leg of the Giant"is a blue-white supergiant star, one of the rarest breeds in our galaxy. The asterism and the constellation are visible in northern latitudes from November to February.
Theta-1 Orionis C is also the star with the highest surface temperature of any star that is visible to the naked eye: 45, K. V Orionis belongs to the spectral type A0 and is approximately 1, light years distant.