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    Re: A supernova is due in Orion.

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    Re: A supernova is due in Orion.

    This is another article on the same subject that takes a different perspective.

    DON'T PANIC! Betelgeuse Won't Explode in 2012 : Discovery News

    The only argument in this issue that I would take issue with is that our scientiest would be basing their calculations on what they are seeing now. This makes the distance of Betelgeuse irrelevant as far as predicting a supernova. I'm sure the scientists are fully aware of how far away it is.

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    Great information, OM. I am going out tonight to look for BG, to say goodbye just in case it leaves without me knowing it. In which part of the heavens should I look? Buh bye, Betelgeuse.

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    Re: A supernova is due in Orion.

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    Great information, OM. I am going out tonight to look for BG, to say goodbye just in case it leaves without me knowing it. In which part of the heavens should I look? Buh bye, Betelgeuse.
    Try Sky above 47N 7E at Tue 2011 Jan 25 21:07

    Enter your position and it will show you the sky as you would see it if you're at the centre of the chart.

    For me, Orion is low in the sky to the south standing on his head - BG is his left shoulder so bottom right as I see him.

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    Re: A supernova is due in Orion.

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    Try Sky above 47N 7E at Tue 2011 Jan 25 21:07

    Enter your position and it will show you the sky as you would see it if you're at the centre of the chart.

    For me, Orion is low in the sky to the south standing on his head - BG is his left shoulder so bottom right as I see him.
    I believe you should see him with his legs to the south, and Betelguese to your left and towards the north sky. bottom right would be Rigel

    If you looked now, I suspect you would see his belt and sword sheath near the southwestern horizon.
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    Re: A supernova is due in Orion.

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    Try Sky above 47N 7E at Tue 2011 Jan 25 21:07

    Enter your position and it will show you the sky as you would see it if you're at the centre of the chart.

    For me, Orion is low in the sky to the south standing on his head - BG is his left shoulder so bottom right as I see him.
    Thank you so much. I saw him--he looks reddish-orange. Thrilling devil isn't he?

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    Re: A supernova is due in Orion.

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    I believe you should see him with his legs to the south, and Betelguese to your left and towards the north sky. bottom right would be Rigel

    If you looked now, I suspect you would see his belt and sword sheath near the southwestern horizon.
    Cool! Thanks, LM. Is Rigel sort of bluish? Or maybe that's a satellite and the one higher up is Rigel.

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    Re: A supernova is due in Orion.

    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    I believe you should see him with his legs to the south, and Betelguese to your left and towards the north sky. bottom right would be Rigel

    If you looked now, I suspect you would see his belt and sword sheath near the southwestern horizon.
    Oops - far too much cloud to check and I flipped the map :-(

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    Re: A supernova is due in Orion.

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    Oops - far too much cloud to check and I flipped the map :-(
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