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Live and Let Die
2010-Feb-16, 10:41 PM
These are popular stars, does anyone know why? How do I sight them in the sky?

Nowhere Man
2010-Feb-16, 10:51 PM
What, pray tell, are you talking about? A Bed & Breakfast named "The Two Stars?" Or something else? Please, elucidate.

Fred

redshifter
2010-Feb-16, 11:10 PM
Bellatrix and Betelguese?

Romanus
2010-Feb-17, 02:04 AM
Beavis and Butt-Head?

;)

Seriously though, the list of famous B-stars is a short one. I haven't a clue.

Live and Let Die
2010-Feb-17, 11:25 AM
Yes the star Bellatrix plus the star Betelguese, The referance to the two are the
resion for the post. I know the star's have differnt meaning to differnt people, for
direction of the inlightment of themself, the meaning for life or finding life.

sarongsong
2010-Feb-17, 01:22 PM
...How do I sight them in the sky?Why ask here :confused:
Off-Topic Babbling
Hankering to chat with forum members about non-space and astronomy topics? Here's the place.

01101001
2010-Feb-17, 01:32 PM
Google Sky: Betelgeuse (http://www.google.com/sky/#latitude=7.406944&longitude=-91.207084&zoom=4&Spitzer=0.00&ChandraXO=0.00&Galex=0.00&IRAS=0.00&WMAP=0.00&Cassini=0.00&slide=1&mI=-1&oI=-1) armpit of Orion
Google Sky: Bellatrix (http://www.google.com/sky/#latitude=6.349722&longitude=-98.717084&zoom=4&Spitzer=0.00&ChandraXO=0.00&Galex=0.00&IRAS=0.00&WMAP=0.00&Cassini=0.00&slide=1&mI=-1&oI=-1) the other armpit of Orion

The Backroad Astronomer
2010-Feb-17, 01:47 PM
Aren't they just the pits.

Fazor
2010-Feb-17, 05:38 PM
Round my parts, Orion's about the easiest constellation to spot this time of year. While the "belt" is the part that jumps out to me, the shoulders/armpits are very easilly identifiable too. I suppose that's one reason they're so "popular".

I think more people are "fans of" Polaris and Sirius though; the former because everyone, even those not inclined to astronomy, thinks that they can identify it (though I've met many people who are wrong :-/); and the later because of it's apparent brightness.

PetersCreek
2010-Feb-17, 06:04 PM
Moved to the more appropriate forum: Space/Astronomy Questions and Answers.

LALD,

Do you have any kind of star guide or atlas? It sure would make observing easier and more enjoyable.