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Corona Australis

The Southern Crown

Abbreviation: CrA
Genitive: Coronae Australis

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This small constellation was depicted in ancient Greece and Rome as a garland or wreath. Although not as bright as its northern counterpart, its horseshoe shape is distinctive.

Notable Features

Designation Name Description
α CrA Meridiana
C68 R CrA Nebula This is an emission/reflection nebula opening out from the variable star R Coronae Australis.
C78 This globular cluster is sixth magnitude and requires at least binoculars to see it.