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Corona Australis

Quick Facts

Name:Corona Australis
kor-OH-nah oss-TRAY-liss
Meaning:Southern Crown
Genitive:Coronae Australis
Visible in Latitudes:40° thru -90°
Viewing Season:Summer
Best Seen In:August, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:July 9
Right Ascension:18.64 hours
Declination:-41.5 degrees
Area:127.696 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Corona Australis

About Corona Australis

Corona Australis was one of Ptolemy's original 48 constellations. The mythology concerning this constellation is somewhat of a mystery, but it is believed to refer to the god Bacchus who placed this constellation in the sky as a wreath honoring his mother Semele. It also honors the five time victory of Corinna over Pindar in their poetical contest. Others believe this to represent the crown of Sagittarius.

In ancient times, this constellation was drawn as a bunch of arrows emanating from the hand of the Centaur.

Named Stars

Alfecca MeridianaAlpha CrA

Neighboring Constellations

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