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In the night sky: Orion
In the night sky: Orion

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This course was written by Monica Grady and Phillipa Smith.

Except for third party materials and otherwise stated in the acknowledgements section, this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

The material acknowledged below is Proprietary and used under licence (not subject to Creative Commons Licence). Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission to reproduce material in this course:


Course image © monkeybusinessimages/

Figure 1 © ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)

Figure 3 © Matthew Spinelli

Figure 4 © Brendan Alexander (Donegal Skies)

Figure 6 Orion image created by Sidney Hall (1788-1831). Public domain in Wikipedia

Figure 7 © ESA/Akira Fujii

Figure 14 Adapted from © joiseyshowaa in Flickr

Figure 15 adapted from: © Mouser in Wikipedia

Figure 16 Adapted from:

Figure 17 © Nigel Chadwick in Wikimedia Commons

Figure 18 © photograph: Technical Museum, Oslo, Norway/Public domain in Wikimedia Commons

Figure 19 © DENES Translations in Wikipedia

Figure 20 © Zwergelstern and Patrick Chevalley/Public Domain in Wikipedia

Figure 21 © Starry Night Software

Figure 22 © Luc Perrot

Figure 23 Courtesy: Monica Grady

Audio and video

1.2.1 Patterns in the sky: Video: © The Open University and its licensors: Star field images: NASA APOD/© David Cortner; NASA APOD/© Philippe Moussette (Observatoire du Mont Cosmos); © sololos/iStockphoto,com; A. Fujii/ESA; NASA APOD/© Matthew Spinelli / Illustrations: NASA/HubbleSource/U.S. Naval Observatory Library / Audio: Book of Secrets © David O’Brien in  

1.2.2 Orion in 3D: Video: courtesy NASA 

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