Corona Australis


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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.

Corona Australis

 

(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.)

Corona Australis

[kə′rō·nə ȯs′tral·əs]
(astronomy)
A constellation, right ascension 19 hours, declination 40°S. Abbreviated CrA. Also known as Southern Crown.
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The cluster is tucked away in a quiet corner of Corona Australis.
Several other of the Almagest's far-southern constellations are visible tonight too, including Corona Australis and Lupus.
Marianna occults an 8th-magnitude star, SAO 210276, in Corona Australis for up to 5 seconds.
I saw an even fainter extension of the Great Sagittarius Starcloud stretching as far west as Delta Scorpii, the star that has been brightening so dramatically in the last few years, and as far east as Corona Australis.
One tale surrounding Corona Australis is that it represents the crown of the centaur Sagittarius, whose constellation it adjoins.
Jeremy Drake (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) and his colleagues focused on the nearby neutron star RX J1856-3754, located 400 light-years away in Corona Australis.
Below the Teapot there is even a lemon wedge, the brightest stars of Corona Australis.
In April an X-ray source flared up for several weeks at the border of Sagittarius and Corona Australis.
We quickly settled on not one, but two celestial figures: Corona Borealis and Corona Australis.