Following the wonderful response from my Astronomy followers on Twitter @warrior_orion and a fantastic input of pictures to my Constellation Collection on this site, I am preparing a beautifully illustrated book of photos and stories of my Stars taken by Astronomers worldwide:
Stars of Orion.
A notable Astronomer from Ireland, John Flannery, will write the Foreword.
As well as a Brief History of Orion the Myth written by myself, I have invited astronomers to contribute Guest Essays about the many objects and astrophotography targets in my Constellation.
As of mid-September, a total of 20 Guest Essays are in – on a wonderful range of topics: from Orion Through Time and Orion in Ancient Ireland to I bought my daughter an Orion Star and When will Betelgeuse Blow?
Stars of Orion is a captivating combination of the astronomical, the mythical, and the personal. Astronomers tell how they became absorbed in their study and their craft, and why my Constellation is their favourite!
Stars of Orion will include a host of Orion Facts, Orion Verse, and How to View Orion for stargazers of all ages.
Featuring stunning photos of my Constellation from 26 Astronomers from the UK, Ireland, the US and Australia plus lively descriptions of where, when and how they took their pictures, why they like taking pictures of my stars – and how and when they became inspired by Astronomy.
All pictures remain Copyright of the Contributors.
For more information please DM me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/warrior_orion
Target publication date: November 2021 – after I am well into another Winter season of the Orion Night Show – coming to a sky near you!
Watch this space and follow me on Twitter for more news on Stars of Orion.