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Corona Australis(aws-tray -liss) (Southern Crown) A small inconspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere near Scorpius, lying partly in the Milky Way. The brightest stars are of 4th magnitude. It contains the just-visible globular cluster NGC 6541. Abbrev.: CrA; genitive form: Coronae Australis; approx. position: RA 19h, dec –40°; area: 128 sq deg.
(the Southern Crown), a constellation of the southern hemisphere, containing no stars brighter than 4.0 visual stellar magnitude. The constellation is most easily viewed in June and July; it is visible from the southern regions of the USSR. (SeeSTELLAR SKY.)