Crux 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.
|Crux Constellation Profile
|Location: Southern Hemisphere
||Size/Area: 68 sq. deg.
||Size Rank: 88
|On Meridian: 9pm May 10th
||Best View (North):
||Best View (South):
|Bordering Constellations: Musca, Circinus, Centaurus
The Myth Behind the Constellation Crux
Crux, “The Sothern Cross” is a modern creation. In ancient times it was considered part of Centaurus. It first appeared in its modern form on the globe of Petrus Plancius in 1598 and Johann Bayer included it in his Uranometria of 1603.
Crux Constellation Points of Interest
Interesting stars and objects.
Bright Stars in Crux
These are the stars in Crux with a minimum magnitude of 3.0.