Constellation The Southern Crown

Corona Australis (The Southern Crown): gift, map and visability

  • Meaning: The Southern Crown
  • Best seen in: August
  • Family: Hercules
  • Latitude: +40° to -90°

Corona Australis or The Southern Crown is one of the 88 constellations modern astronomers have divided the sky into. It's part of the Hercules constellation family. Corona Australis is best seen in August (from latitudes +40° to -90°).

Found at the feet of Sagittarius, the crown lies in the Southern hemisphere and was originally known as a wreath. Other cultures have likened the pattern to a turtle, ostrich nest, or a tent. Corona Australis is formed with four main stars and is neighbors with Scorpius, Ara, Sagittarius, and Telescopium.

Corona Australis Constellation Map

Corona Australis Constellation Map
Corona Australis icon

Main Stars in The Southern Crown (Corona Australis)

The constellation Corona Australis contains several bright stars that make up its shape. Some of these main stars are known as:

  • Alphekka Meridiana
  • Beta Coronae Australis
  • R Coronae Australis
  • RX J1856.5-3754

Some of the deep sky objects which have been discovered in Corona Australis include: Corona Australis Nebula, NGC 6541, NGC 6726, NGC 6729, Coronet Cluster.

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