Orion’s belt and center nebulae
A long exposure through a telescope reveal amazing subtle beauty within Orion – the three stars within the center of the constellation form a great ellipsis in the sky.
The center star is 1300 light years away but bright to our eyes at that distance because it is a huge blue giant with a red giant and a supernova in its future and then seeding new stars with the heavy elements it generates – elements like the iron, calcium, carbon that we are made of.
And the nebulae are forming new stars from some long gone stars.
Generations on a cosmic scale. What worlds spin among them?