Orion mapped to Mars


Photograph of Orion
The blue spots in the second map are the 7 main stars and the nebula.
As every map is made by perspective transformation,
I used a linear perspectivic transformation to fit it.
Pretty good matching, I guess.

As I have been told now, this matching of the Orion-belt on the Tharsis-volcanos was first published by Walter Hein in his book Wir, vom Mars, Köln 1979, S.89-91.

And did you know the following?
Alnilam is the central belt star of Orion, if you reverse the letters you get Malinla, which means Malin JPL NASA.

You can also map Orion to other monuments:

Holger Isenberg