Stars in the Hood™
Looking at the night sky full of stars, it is nearly impossible to gauge the distance to stars. Some of the dimmest stars, invisible to the naked eye, are our next-door neighbors, while some of the brightest stars in the sky reside far beyond our own neighborhood.
In the example below, we have selected Pi 3 Orionis, which is one of the closer, easily visible stars in the familiar constellation, Orion. In Hood Tools, we select "Sky Map" and click on the patch of sky where we find "Orion including Rigel and Betelgeuse."
The star, Pi 3 Orionis, is selected, and the auxiliary panel on the right is switched from Locator Cube to Sky Map. Finally, the portion of the sky including Orion is selected.
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