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Corona Australis Constellation

Corona Australis (Pronounciation:Core-ona Ore-stra-liss, Abbrev:CrA, Latin:Coronae Australis) is a constellation, one of 88 constellations that the night sky is divided into. The sky is not divided up equally between the constellations. Corona Australis takes up 127.696 sq. degrees of the night sky which equates to 0.31% of the night sky. The constellation gets its name as it name means The Southern Crown . The constellation is one of the original constellations that was devised by the Ancient Greco-Egyptian astronomer Ptolemy who lived between 90 A.D. and 168 A.D.

Corona Australis is a southern hemispheric constellation which means it can't be seen easily or at all from the northern hemisphere. The brightest star in Corona Australis is Alfecca Meridiana. There are 1 Extrasolar Planets (Exoplanets) in this constellation that are detailed on this site.

Legend of the Constellation

Believed to be the fallen crown of Sagittarius .

There are no major meteor showers that radiate from within this constellation.

Corona Australis Facts


NameCorona Australis
AbbreviationCrA
Is a Zodiac Sign No
Brightest StarAlfecca Meridiana
Area127.696 sq. deg.
Percentage of Night Sky0.31%
Size Position80th
Hemisphere Southern
Site Exoplanet Count1
Meteor Shower Count1
Sagittarius
Scorpius
Ara
Telescopium

Corona Australis Constellation Map


Corona Australis Constellation Star Map

The map was generated using Night Vision, an awesome free application by Brian Simpson.

List of Stars with Exoplanets in Corona Australis


StarDistance (Lt. Yrs.)Exoplanet CountDeclinationRight Ascension
HD 166724138.031-42d 34` 30.718h 13m 59.65

List of Named Stars in Corona Australis without Extrasolar Planets

As there's so many stars in the cosmos, not all the stars are listed here. The site has lots of stars not listed so if your star isn't listed and you know the Henry Draper or Hipparcos ID, type https://www.universeguide.com/star/ then followed by the HIPNNNNNN or HDNNNN where NNNNN is the number part of the name. The stars that I do list have either a traditional name, a bayer or other classification name.

StarDistance (Lt. Yrs.)DeclinationRight Ascension
Alfecca Meridiana125.35-37d 54` 15.319h 09m 28.28
Beta Coronae Australis474.07-39d 20` 26.519h 10m 01.75
Delta Coronae Australis178.52-40d 29` 47.919h 08m 20.93
Epsilon Coronae Australis98.45-37d 06` 25.518h 58m 43.47
Eta1 Coronae Australis336.25-43d 40` 48.018h 48m 50.47
Eta2 Coronae Australis481.78-43d 26` 02.518h 49m 35.00
Gamma Coronae Australis56.44-37d 03` 45.919h 06m 25.04
Kappa1 Coronae Australis154.00-38d 43` 12.018h 33m 23.08
Kappa2 Coronae Australis973.62-38d 43` 33.418h 33m 23.13
Lambda Coronae Australis205.26-38d 19` 23.918h 43m 46.94
Mu Coronae Australis395.83-40d 24` 22.018h 47m 44.60
R Coronae Australis79.69-36d 57` 08.119h 01m 53.68
Theta Coronae Australis557.54-42d 18` 44.918h 33m 30.16
V Coronae Australis-38d 09` 32.318h 47m 32.31
V692 Coronae Australis1164.87-41d 20` 09.918h 13m 12.70
V701 Coronae Australis223.40-38d 15` 11.519h 03m 17.69
V718 Coronae Australis639.54-43d 11` 08.818h 39m 35.18
Zeta Coronae Australis193.11-42d 05` 42.019h 03m 06.83



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