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I have a simple question. I can see orion constellation clearly in the night sky. I read it somewhere on this website that gemini is on the left-hand side of orion constellation. I was able to spot gemini later that night. I was wondering on how to spot other constellations using orion and gemini constellation.

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  • $\begingroup$ Southern or northern hemisphere? $\endgroup$ – Hohmannfan Feb 6 '16 at 17:41
  • $\begingroup$ Any hemisphere. I just want to know other constellations using orion and gemini. $\endgroup$ – Rishabh Sharma Feb 7 '16 at 5:21
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Use a constellation map! That will provide much of the information you need.

Here are however some things you can try to spot:

  • On the lower left hand side of Orion, you can spot a very bright star, Sirius, in fact the brightest one in the sky. It is part of the constellation Canis Major (great dog).
  • A bit further left and up you probably see a star nearly as bright as Sirius. That is Procyon in Canis minor (lesser dog).
  • Up, and a little bit to the right from Orion you can see a very red star. That is Aldebaran in the constellation of Taurus (the bull). In the same constellation you can see the Pleiades, a bunch of stars in a cluster.

Taurus with Aldebaran and the Pleiades:

Taurus

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