Alnilam is missing ( middle star in the orion belt )

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PostTue Apr 26, 2011 11:05 pm » by Ridee


I was out smoking 5 minutes ago looking west as usual and looking for the Orion belt witch i like to see in the night sky when i noticed that the middle star was missing

can some one confirm this ?

the sky is clear here no clouds or lights

wiki link of Epsilon Orionis https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... on_Orionis
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PostTue Apr 26, 2011 11:08 pm » by Freeyourmindnow



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PostTue Apr 26, 2011 11:20 pm » by Ridee


no no , the thing is that i can very well see the other tow stars , right and left very well , the space between them is ok so is their brightness but the middle one is missing
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PostTue Apr 26, 2011 11:23 pm » by Freeyourmindnow


ridee wrote:no no , the thing is that i can very well see the other tow stars , right and left very well , the space between them is ok so is their brightness but the middle one is missing

very weird, i cant see it very cloudy here :headscratch:

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PostTue Apr 26, 2011 11:29 pm » by Bink02


Sorry , raining and still light out . will have a look tonight if it clears . :cheers:
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PostTue Apr 26, 2011 11:56 pm » by Elnorel


Still there, don't worry.
You can put yer tinfoil hat back. :D
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PostWed Apr 27, 2011 12:11 am » by Ridee


well still not visible from here , strange strange ^^
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PostWed Apr 27, 2011 12:17 am » by Easiiicom


From the uk its below the horizon according to iphones skyview which id like to say is a very good app to get..but couldnt see anything anyway cloudy as hell...

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PostWed Apr 27, 2011 12:35 am » by Ridee


yes i use Star Walk , it is even better ^^ , when i saw the missing star i have immediately picked up my iphone just to check if i was looking to the Orion belt and not something else

with the gps and the gyroscope you just can't get lost :)

btw south France here

edit : okay it is me , it is below the horizon i am seeing something else , sorry guys ...
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PostWed Apr 27, 2011 12:52 am » by Elnorel


Heh.
Wouldn't be the strangest news around here you know. :D

I'm not surprised at anything an more.
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