English Name: The Southern Crown
Genitive: Corona Australis
Hemisphere: Southern Hemisphere (Never visible from the UK.)
Location: Between the constellations of Sagittarius and Scorpius.
Visible between latitudes: +40 and -90 degrees
Best season: Summer
Seen in three season: Spring, Summer and Autumn
Best seen in: August
Seen between: May and early October
Right Ascension (RA): 19 hour
Declination (DEC): -40 degrees
Area (square degrees): 128 (80th)
Corona Australis (The Southern Crown)
- Small constellation in the southern sky but pretty though; the southern counterpart of Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown in the northern sky.
- Lying alongside the Milky Way.
- No Messier objects in Corona Australis.
Features of Interest
- NGC 6541 – Globular Cluster, also known as Caldwell 78 (C78), visible with a small telescope, or even binoculars; covering an area as one third size of the Full. This Globular Cluster is approx around 14 billion years old.
- Alfecca Meridiana (Alpha CrA)
- Photo of the constellation – Corona Australis, as it appears to the naked-eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
- Sky Chart – Corona Australis
- List of stars in Corona Australis.
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