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Heka, Lambda Orionis, 39 Orionis

The head of Orion the Hunter is formed by a cluster of stars designated Collinder 69. 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.


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