Corona Australis as depicted by Johannes Hevelius in his Firmamentum Sobiescianum sive Uranographia (1687). Source image provided by www.RareMaps.com — Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc.
|Corona Australis Constellation Profile
||Genitive: Coronae Australis
|Location: Southern Hemisphere
||Size/Area: 128 sq. deg.
||Size Rank: 80
|On Meridian: 9pm August 15th
||Best View (North): Summer
||Best View (South):
|Bordering Constellations: Telescopium, Sagittarius, Scorpius, Ara
The Myth Behind the Constellation Corona Australis
Corona Australis, Latin for “the southern crown”, is the crown that belongs to the centaur Sagittarius. It seems to have slipped off his head. In older star charts it is usually depicted as a wreath.
Corona Australis Constellation Points of Interest
Interesting stars and objects.
Bright Stars in Corona Australis
There are no stars in Corona Australis with a magnitude of 3.0 or brighter.