Corona Australis: The Southern Crown

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Corona Australis, The Southern Crown

Corona Australis as depicted by Johannes Hevelius in his Firmamentum Sobiescianum sive Uranographia (1687). Source image provided by — Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc.

Corona Australis Constellation Profile
Abbreviation: CrA Genitive: Coronae Australis Origin: Ancient
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.