Betelgeuse is one of two very bright stars in the constellation Orion. The other bright star is Rigel. Notice Betelgeuse and Rigel on either side of the short, straight row of three medium-bright stars. That row of stars represents Orion's Belt. Betelgeuse represents Orion's Shoulder.
Space is Looking Back at Us — Orion Constellation Found here
The Horsehead is a dark nebula in the constellation Orion. Located just south of the star Alnitak, which is farthest east on Orion's Belt, and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. The nebula was first recorded in 1888 by Scottish astronomer Williamina Fleming. Approx 1500 light years from Earth. It is one of the most identifiable nebulae because of the shape of its swirling cloud of dark dust and gases, which bears some resemblance to a horse's head when viewed from…
The Orion Nebula (also known as Messier 42, M42, or NGC 1976) is a diffuse nebula situated in the Milky Way, being south of Orion's Belt in the constellation of Orion. It is one of the brightest nebulae, and is visible to the naked eye in the night sky. M42 is located at a distance of 1,344 ± 20 light years. and is the closest region of massive star formation to Earth. The M42 nebula is estimated to be 24 light years across.
Witch Head Nebula
Formally known as IC 2118 in the constellation Orion, the Witch Head Nebula glows primarily by light reflected from the star Rigel. The color of this very blue nebula is caused not only by blue color of its star, but also because the dust grains reflect blue light more efficiently than red. A similar physical process causes Earth's daytime sky to appear blue. (Credit: NASA/STScI Digitized Sky Survey/Noel Carboni)