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Orion TNG

René Picard views the Orion constellation from his home in La Barre, France.

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Star chart of various constellations.

Orion was a constellation visible from Earth, named for its characterization as a mythical hunter of the same name.

The Orion Complex was located in the Orion constellation (TOS - Star Trek 2 novelization: Operation -- Annihilate!), while the region of space known as the Orion Arm was closely related (FASA RPG module: The Orions: Book of Common Knowledge).

In FASA RPG sources, the term "Orion Arm" is used in a context that implies a much smaller region of space than the Orion Arm known to astronomy. Given the name, description, and inclusion of Rigel, this is likely to be some part of the Orion constellation.

The Federation starships named USS Orion are called as such for this region, the formations contained within, and its mythological history.

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selected constellations
visible from Earth AndromedaAntliaApusAquariusAquilaAraAriesAurigaBoötesCaelumCamelopardalisCancerCanes VenaticiCanis MajorCanis MinorCapricornusCarinaCassiopeiaCentaurusCepheusCetusChamaeleonCircinusColumbaComa BerenicesCorona AustralisCorona BorealisCorvusCraterCruxCygnusDelphinusDoradoDracoEquuleusEridanusFornaxGeminiGrusHerculesHorologiumHydraHydrusIndusLacertaLeoLeo MinorLepusLibraLupusLynxLyraMensaMicroscopiumMonocerosMuscaNormaOctansOphiuchusOrionPavoPegasusPerseusPhoenixPictorPiscesPiscis AustrinusPuppisReticulumSagittaSagittariusScorpiusScutumSerpensTaurusTriangulumTriangulum AustraleTucanaUrsa MajorUrsa MinorVelaVirgoVolansVulpecula
visible from Bajor The DawnThe FallsFive BrothersThe FlamesThe ForestThe OrbPetaluneThe RunnersThe TearsThe Temple

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