January Constellations

The six January constellations include such notable groups as Orion, the hunter, and Taurus, the bull. Hidden among these stellar groupings can be found the famous Orion Nebula, one of the brightest nebulae in the sky. Orion is also the home of the famous Horsehead Nebula, a dark region of dust in the shape of a horse's head set against a beautiful pink reflection nebula. Also visible are the Pleiades, also known as the seven sisters. The Pleiades is a small cluster of young stars still nestled in parts of the gas nebula that formed them. Viewers in southern latitudes can see the Large Magellanic Cloud, an irregular galaxy located very close to our own Milky Way. Click on any constellation below for more information.


The Sculptor's Chisel


The Dolphinfish


The Table Mountain


The Great Hunter


The Reticle


The Bull