Corona Australis

Corona australis
Corona australis
List of stars in Corona australis
Abbreviation: CrA
Genitive: Coronae Australis /
Coronae Austrinae
Symbology: The Southern Crown
Right ascension: 19 h
Declination: −40°
Area: 128 sq. deg. (80th)
Main stars: 6
Bayer/Flamsteed stars: 13
Stars known to have planets: 0
Bright stars: 0
Nearby stars: 0
Brightest star: α CrA (4.1m)
Nearest star: HD 177565 (56 ly)
Messier objects: 0
Meteor showers: Beta Corona Austrinids
Bordering constellations: Sagittarius
Scorpius
Ara
Telescopium
Visible at latitudes between +40° and −90°
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of August

Corona Australis or Corona Austrina ( Latin: southern crown) was one of Ptolemy's 48 constellations, and also counts among the 88 modern constellations. The name contrasts with Corona Borealis.

See also

* Corona Borealis

Named Stars

The only star in CrA to have received a name is Alfecca Meridiana, or Alpha CrA. The name combines the Arabic name of the constellation with the Latin for middle.

References

* The Cambridge Guide to the Constellations, Michael E. Bakich, Cambridge University Press, 1995, pg. 85

* Ian Ridpath and Wil Tirion (2007). Stars and Planets Guide, Collins, London. ISBN 978-0007251209. Princeton University Press, Princeton. ISBN 978-0691135564.

Links



The 48 Ptolemy Constellations




Sagittarius and Corona Australis, Microscopium, and Telescopium




The 88 modern constellations

Andromeda | Antlia | Apus | Aquarius | Aquila | Ara | Aries | Auriga | Boötes | Caelum | Camelopardalis | Cancer | Canes Venatici | Canis Major | Canis Minor | Capricornus | Carina | Cassiopeia | Centaurus | Cepheus | Cetus | Chamaeleon | Circinus | Columba | Coma Berenices | Corona Australis | Corona Borealis | Corvus | Crater | Crux | Cygnus | Delphinus | Dorado | Draco | Equuleus | Eridanus | Fornax | Gemini | Grus | Hercules | Horologium | Hydra | Hydrus | Indus | Lacerta | Leo | Leo Minor | Lepus | Libra | Lupus | Lynx | Lyra | Mensa | Microscopium | Monoceros | Musca | Norma | Octans | Ophiuchus | Orion | Pavo | Pegasus | Perseus | Phoenix | Pictor | Pisces | Piscis Austrinus | Puppis | Pyxis | Reticulum | Sagitta | Sagittarius | Scorpius | Sculptor | Scutum | Serpens | Sextans | Taurus | Telescopium | Triangulum | Triangulum Australe | Tucana | Ursa Major | Ursa Minor | Vela | Virgo | Volans | Vulpecula

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/"
All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

Index

Scientific Library - Scientificlib.com