Constellation The Northern Crown

Corona Borealis (The Northern Crown): gift, map and visability

  • Meaning: The Northern Crown
  • Best seen in: July
  • Family: Ursa Major
  • Latitude: +90° to -50°

Corona Borealis or The Northern Crown is one of the 88 constellations modern astronomers have divided the sky into. It's part of the Ursa Major constellation family. Corona Borealis is best seen in July (from latitudes +90° to -50°).

Corona Borealis represents the ‘Northern Crown’, worn by the daughter (Ariadne) of the Greek god, King Minos. It contains the Corona Borealis Galaxy Cluster, which is filled with 400 other galaxies. Seven main stars make up its shape and it sits between Boötes and Hercules in the night sky. The crown is said to have been made by Hephaestus, the god of fire, and was studded with jewels from India.

Corona Borealis Constellation Map

Corona Borealis Constellation Map
Corona Borealis icon

Main Stars in The Northern Crown (Corona Borealis)

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

  • Alphecca
  • Nusakan
  • Gamma Coronae Borealis
  • Zeta Coronae Borealis
  • Blaze Star
  • Rho Coronae Borealis
  • Fade-Out Star

Some of the deep sky objects which have been discovered in Corona Borealis include: Abell 2065.

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