Bellatrix
(Gamma Orionis)


Abu Ma'shar al-Balkhi

Not just a name from the Hary Potter series, the 'female warrior', this star was designated Bellatrix in the 15th century by the Venna school of  astronmers.  She is a type - B star, blue - white color meaning she is burning hot and some 250 light-years away from us.

Date: 3-27-2016
Image: 5 sec
10 Images stacked
Telescope: Celestron 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain