The most notable feature of f1Orionis is its rapid rotation rate, estimated at 276 km/s, compared to just under 2 km/s for the Sun. This implies that the star is oblate or 'flattened' in form, with a bulge around its equatorial regions due to its rapid rotational rate.
One of a collection of stars that mark out Orion's upraised arm and weapon - either a club or a sword, depending on the particular depiction - that run northwards from the familiar group of brightstars representing the Hunter's body. f1Orionis is one of a pair of bluedwarfstars designated 'f Orionis'. The other, f2 Orionis, lies somewhat to the east of f1. As well as falling close together in the sky, these two stars are also close together in space, each lying a little over five hundred light years from the Solar System. On the other side of f1Orionis from f2 in the sky, nearby to the west, is a patch of light known of Lower's Nebula, though in reality this emission nebula is more than two thousand light years beyond either of the two 'f' stars.