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Q&A: Normal Stars, White Dwarf Stars, and Star Clusters

Q:
What are the brightest stars in order from brightest to least in the constellation of orion?

A:
The brightest stars in a constellation are listed alphabetically, used the Greek alphabet. In order of brightness, they are alpha Orionis, also known as Betelgeuse, beta Orionis, a.k.a. Rigel, gamma Orionis, a.k.a. Bellatrix, delta Orionis, a.k.a. Mintaka, epsilon Orionis, a.k.a. Alnilam, zeta Orionis, a.k.a. Alnitak, eta Orionis, theta Orionis, a famous multiple star called the Trapezium in the heart of the Orion Nebula.

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