DSS image of Alnitak
Overlaid DSS image of Alnitak, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around Alnitak
Zeta Orionis, ζ Ori, 50 Ori
Σ774AB, BD-02 1338, SAO 132444, GSC 04771-01188, HIP 26727, WDS J05407-0157AB

Type  Star
Magnitude  1.79
Right Ascension  5h 40' 45.5"  (2000)
Declination  1° 56' 33" S
Constellation  Orion
Classification  O9.7Ib+B0III
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Nov 27, 2020    Waikoloa, HI (map)
20cm f/6 Newtonian, Cave Astrola @ 76x

Brilliant blue-white, a 4th magnitude 2" companion not visible, Alnitak is the center of a splendid field or nebulosity and faint stars, NGC 2024 is to the east, IC 434 extende from Alnitak to the south over a degree, IC 432 is 26' north
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