The head of Orion the Hunter is formed by a cluster of
stars designated Collinder 69, the Lambda Orionis Cluster. In the sky, this cluster lies a little
north of a line between Betelgeuse and Bellatrix. Meissa
(also called Heka) is its brightest star - an intensely hot
body of the O-type spectral classification.
It shares the cluster with about twenty other stars.