By: Steve Goldberg
Asterism: a grouping of stars that form a recognizable pattern.
This asterism, Dolidze 17, in Orion contains 5 stars in a unique pattern. It is located at the shoulders of Orion right next to star Bellatrix (Gamma γ).
The asterism comprises of 6 stars. Three that form a triangle and the other 3 form a straight line next to the triangle.
The bright start to the right is Bellatrix (Gamma γ).
The circle is the eyepiece view of a 10” telescope with a 40mm eyepiece giving a 1.5 degree Field of View (FOV).