Corona Borealis


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Corona Borealis

(bôrēăl`əs) [Lat.,=the northern crown], northern constellationconstellation,
in common usage, group of stars that appear to form a configuration in the sky; properly speaking, a constellation is a definite region of the sky in which the configuration of stars is contained.
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 lying between Hercules and Boötes. Its name derives from the crown Bacchus gave Ariadne when she was deserted by Theseus. The constellation is a small arc of bright stars, of which the brightest is Alphecca (Alpha Coronae Borealis). Corona Borealis reaches its highest point in the evening sky in early July.

Corona Borealis

(bor-ee-al -iss, -ay -liss, boh-ree-) (Northern Crown) A small constellation in the northern hemisphere near Ursa Major in which there is a semicircle of stars, the brightest being the 2nd-magnitude Alphecca. It also contains the prototype of the variable R Coronae Borealis stars and the recurrent nova T Coronae Borealis. Abbrev.: CrB; genitive form: Coronae Borealis; approx. position: RA 15.5h, dec +30°; area: 179 sq deg.

Corona Borealis

 

(Northern Crown), a constellation in the northern hemisphere. The constellation’s brightest star is Gemma, with a visual stellar magnitude of 2.2. The most favorable conditions for observing Corona Borealis are in May. The constellation is visible everywhere in the USSR.

Corona Borealis

[kə′rō·nə bȯr·ē′al·əs]
(astronomy)
A constellation, right ascension 16 hours, declination 30°N. Abbreviated CrB. Also known as Northern Crown.
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And how can you describe the constellation of Corona Borealis without mentioning the exotic variable star R CrB which usually sits at about mag 6?
Above Serpens Caput, now practically overhead (near the zenith, the center of the chart), are two fascinating constellations: Corona Borealis (the Northern Crown) and Hercules, the legendary strongman.
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A third of the way along this line is a pretty little semicircle: Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown--a lovely tiara.
Constellations Hercules and Corona Borealis ride high in the sky by the early hours.
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Look to Arcturus's left for cup-shaped Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown.
Below may be seen a circlet of stars called Corona Borealis (Northern Crown) and nearby lies the orange star Arcturus in the constellation of Bootes.