Betelgeuse in Orion

There has been a lot in the news lately around the dimming of the super giant star Betelgeuse. Some think it is ready to go supernova (and if it does... it really happened 600+ years ago!), and some believe it won't happen for another 100,000 years. It had me thinking about how I haven't done a sketch study in Orion since 2014. It was about time to do one - especially if the constellation is about to be forever changed.

Object: Betelgeuse
Date: January 20th, 2020 - 7:45 - 8:15pm CT
Location: Helotes, Texas - front yard
Conditions: 55°F, partly
Instruments: 10x50 Wide-Angle Binoculars
Medium: Graphite on white sketch paper, inverted



  1. Waiting for something as impressive as the crab nebula to happen.