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Corona Borealis

Quick Facts

Name:Corona Borealis
kor-OH-nah bo-ree-ALICE
Meaning:Northern Crown
Abbreviation:CrB
Genitive:Coronae Borealis
Visible in Latitudes:90° thru -50°
Viewing Season:Summer
Best Seen In:July, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:May 16
Right Ascension:15.89 hours
Declination:32.2 degrees
Area:178.710 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Corona Borealis

About Corona Borealis

Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown, belonged to Ariadne, the daughter of King Minos of Crete. Her ball of thread helped Theseus defeat the Minotaur, and he gave her the crown when they married. She was later abandoned on the Greek island of Naxos by Theseus. She married Liber Bacchus, and the crown was placed in the stars by Venus.

Named Stars

 
NameStar
AlphekkaAlpha CrB
NusakanBeta CrB

Neighboring Constellations

BoötesSerpens
Hercules
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