DVD: http://hilaroad.com/video/ This short astronomy video introduces the constellation Orion and M42, the Orion Nebula. Interesting stars in and around the constellation ... all » include Betelgeuse, Rigel and Sirius. Light year as a unit of distance is mentioned. Intended to support astronomy curriculum, grades 4 to 9. http://hilaroad.com/video/ Visit http://hilaroad.com/camp/projects.html for related projects including a starfinder.
Orion includes the prominent asterism known as the 'belt' of Orion: three bright stars in a row. Surrounding the belt at roughly similar distances are four bright stars, which are considered to represent the outline of the hunter's body. Apparently descending from the 'belt' is a smaller line of three stars (one of which is in fact not a star but the Orion Nebula), known as the hunter's 'sword'.
In artistic renderings, the surrounding constellations are sometimes related to Orion: he is depicted standing next to the river