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Corona Australis – The Southern Crown

Corona Australis is one of the 88 constellations within the celestial sphere.

Corona Australis is one of the 29 constellations that represents an object.

Symbolism: Corona Australis is also known as ‘The Southern Crown’

 

History & Mythology

While Corona Australis is one of the 48 original Greek constellations, its not connected to a particular myth, although other cultures saw the stars differently than a crown. The constellation represents a crown in the southern sky, and is one of the smallest constellations in the celestial sphere. Corona Australis is easy to spot even though the stars are not very bright.  

 

Key Data

Bordering Constellations: Corona Australis is bordered by constellations Telescopium, Sagittarius, Ara & Scorpius.

Sky Chart #: 4.  

Star Raking: 80th largest constellation in the celestial sphere. 

Main Stars: Corona Australis consists of 6 main stars.

Brightest Star: Alpha Coronae Australis.

 

Kids Fun Facts Corner

# 1. Corona Australis has 2 stars with planets.

# 2. Corona Australis has 3 Deep-Sky Objects. NGC 6541, NGC 6729 & Coronet Cluster.

# 3. Alpha Coronae Australis is the brightest star in Corona Australis.

 

Q&A Corner

Q. What is Corona Australis also known as?

Q. How many main stars does Corona Australis have?

Q. What is the brightest star in Corona Australis?

Q. How many stars have planets in Corona Australis?

Q. What number star ranking is Corona Australis in the celestial sphere?

Download questions about the Corona Australis here: Corona Australis (answers are on this page)

Teachers. For more in depth work sheets on constellations. Click on Kidskonnect Worksheets  

For further reading on the Corona Australis Constellation visit www.botproductions.com/Corona Australis

  Key Vocabulary Constellation. Star. Celestial. Sphere.

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