Talk:Orion (constellation)

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Islamic astronomy[edit]

I think the phrase 'Muslim astronomy' should be replaced by 'Islamic astronomy' or 'Arab astronomy', that is, the text should refer to a civilisation or to a culture.

Orion's arrow doesn't always point north[edit]

Orion's arrow doesn't always point north. In fact, it never does. Now, two stars that always point north (loosely speaking) would be currently found in the Ursa Major constellation. However, because the earth spins on its axis marking out a cone shape in the sky every 26000 years, even Polaris is not always the north star.

73.171.105.102 (talk) 06:47, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

Arabic names of stars in Orion[edit]

In the short section on the Middle East it is mentioned that Orion's 6th largest star bears a name derived from Arabic astronomy. It is for some reason or other not mentioned that the name of the constellation's largest star (Rigel) derives from the same source (as is made clear in the beginning of the article). I find this confusing and think it should be corrected: Either mention all major stars in Orion with Arabic names or mention only the largest (Rigel). (I just checked the individual stars in WP, and it appears that all the 7 major stars in Orion have Arabic names, except for Bellatrix, and even that may be a loose Latin translation of an Arabic word with similar meaning.) Filursiax (talk) 00:12, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

In table of example stars, Anlitak should be 1260 ly - the number listed is parsecs[edit]

In table of example stars, Anlitak should be 1260 ly - the number listed is parsecs — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.79.156.16 (talk) 22:05, 1 August 2017 (UTC)