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What is the big "star box" that Orion and the Pleiades are in?

 
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What is the big "star box" that Orion and the Pleiades are in?
In the Northeast, Orion and the Pleiades are current enclosed in four stars that seem to form a "box" around them. Can anybody tell me what constellation the "box" is? (I only looked up briefly to look at this strange arrangement and saw a meteor shoot across Orion as well.)
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Re: What is the big "star box" that Orion and the Pleiades are in?
Orion and Plaiedes are very close. Meteor shot from one to the other. Cool.

What are the 4 stars??
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Re: What is the big "star box" that Orion and the Pleiades are in?
anybody in the Northeast now that can go outside and look? Not sure how they will be moving.
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11/15/2012 10:56 PM
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Re: What is the big "star box" that Orion and the Pleiades are in?
orion and pleiades are distant from each other
if your referring to the 4 stars boxed that is part of orion, the feet and legs, in the middle the belt/sword.
looking east with orion low on the horizon, you will see pleiades higher up than orion.
if you download stellarium you will be able to see it anytime you want
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11/15/2012 11:09 PM
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Re: What is the big "star box" that Orion and the Pleiades are in?
orion and pleiades are distant from each other
if your referring to the 4 stars boxed that is part of orion, the feet and legs, in the middle the belt/sword.
looking east with orion low on the horizon, you will see pleiades higher up than orion.
if you download stellarium you will be able to see it anytime you want
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okay I see it now, duh. Orion's on his back. I see the belt of Orion but what may be the "sword" looked like the Plaiedes to me. I see now with binoculars that Plaiedes is up over the top of Orioin currently.

And what is the planet I'm seeing so brightly now?

Also, does Stellarium show me current positions for the season and locale? Thanks.
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11/15/2012 11:12 PM
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Re: What is the big "star box" that Orion and the Pleiades are in?
the box shape is most of the orion constellation . pleiades is a small cluster to the right .

below orions belt (the 3 stars) you will see a hazy patch , the sword m42 nebula , nice in a scope or binoculars

down below to the left of orions feet is SIRIUS

often seen flashing different colours low in the sky , mistaken for a ufo
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Re: What is the big "star box" that Orion and the Pleiades are in?
get the sky map app for your phone
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11/16/2012 12:13 AM
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Re: What is the big "star box" that Orion and the Pleiades are in?
get the sky map app for your phone
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don't have a phone.

Tried to download Stellarium but it won't work. :(
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Re: What is the big "star box" that Orion and the Pleiades are in?
btw, went out and looked again and saw ANOTHER meteor! There isn't a meteor shower going on that I can tell. I guess I'm must one lucky s.o.b. to happen to walk out twice and see meteors! LOL
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Re: What is the big "star box" that Orion and the Pleiades are in?
There's actually 2 meteor showers going on now, the Taurids and the Leonids. [link to earthsky.org]