The Belt Stars of Orion

Sometimes, when all you want is an impactful star image – you find Nature conspires against you. The 3 bright stars running diagonally from bottom left to top right in this image are the Belt Stars of Orion. Bottom left next to the Flame nebula is Alnitak, in the middle is Alnilam, and top right is Mintaka. As you can see, they all sit in a bright field of nebulosity.

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