Gould's belt

Gould's belt

[′gülz ‚belt]
(astronomy)
A belt of bright stars inclined about 20° to the Milky Way and including most of the bright stars in Orion, Scorpio, Carina, and Centaurus, apparently resulting from a slight tilt of the spiral arm of the Milky Way Galaxy containing the sun, with respect to the galactic plane.
References in periodicals archive ?
When the Smith Cloud eventually merges with the Milky Way, it could produce a bright ring of stars similar to the one relatively close to our Sun known as Gould's Belt.