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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.
..... Click the link for more information. 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.
(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.