The Constellation Corona Australis

by Dominic Ford
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Corona Australis

Coronae Australis is the southern counterpart to the northern crown, Corona Borealis, though it is considerably smaller and fainter. Its brightest star has a magnitude of 4.1.

It is the ninth smallest modern constellation.

Although an ancient constellation, it is traditionally depicted as a wreath rather than a crown, lying at the feet of Sagittarius the archer. Like its northern counterpart, it is visible in the evening sky in the months around May and June.

It lies close to the plane of the Milky Way, but not in a part which is especially bright. Its only deep sky object of any significance is the globular cluster NGC 6541, designated C 78 in the Caldwell catalogue.

Date First Appeared
Sky Area
0.3% of the sky
127.7 square degrees
Messier Objects
Corona Australis contains no Messier objects
Caldwell Objects
Corona Australis contains the following Caldwell objects: C68, C78.
The following constellations neighbor Corona Australis: Ara, Sagittarius, Scorpius, Telescopium.
Corona Australis Corona Australis
The constellation Corona Australis as it appears to the unaided eye. Roll mouse over to see labels.
Source: Stellarium.




Color scheme

Brightest Objects in Corona Australis

Hover the pointer over the name of an object to highlight its position on the starchart to the right, or click to see more information.

Stars Open Clusters Globular Clusters Galaxies
α-CrA (mag 4.1) NGC 6541 (mag 6.6) IC 4808 (mag 12.7)
β-CrA (mag 4.1) NGC 6768 (mag 13.7)
γ-CrA (mag 4.4)
δ-CrA (mag 4.6)
θ-CrA (mag 4.6)
ζ-CrA (mag 4.7)
ε-CrA (mag 4.9)
γ-CrA (mag 5.0)
HIP 90037 (mag 5.1)
λ-CrA (mag 5.1)
HIP 90887 (mag 5.2)
HIP 90200 (mag 5.2)
μ-CrA (mag 5.2)
V686 CrA (mag 5.3)
HIP 92953 (mag 5.4)
HIP 91989 (mag 5.4)
HIP 91494 (mag 5.4)
V692 CrA (mag 5.5)
HIP 89507 (mag 5.5)
η¹-CrA (mag 5.5)
η²-CrA (mag 5.6)
κ¹-CrA (mag 5.6)
HIP 90541 (mag 5.6)
HIP 88726 (mag 5.6)
HIP 88726 (mag 5.7)
HIP 90842 (mag 5.7)
HIP 93552 (mag 5.7)
HD165190 (mag 5.8)
HIP 94157 (mag 5.8)
HIP 89099 (mag 5.9)
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