Corona Borealis

The Northern Crown

Abbreviation: CrB
Genitive: Coronae Borealis

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In Greek mythology this constellation is thought to represent a crown given by the god Dionysus to Ariadne, the daughter of King Minos of Crete. After their wedding, Dionysus placed the crown in the heavens.

This constellation should not be confused with the southern crown which is smaller and much fainter.

Notable Features

Designation Name Description
α CrB Alphecca An unofficial name for this star is Gemma which means 'jewel'.
β CrB Nusakan