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Corona Borealis (abbr. CrB, gen. Coronae Borealis)





The Northern Crown, given by Bacchus to Ariadne, daughter of King Minos of Crete. Corona Borealis is a small but prominent northern constellation. It lies east of Arcturus between Bo÷tes and Hercules, and comprises a distinctive arc formed by the stars Theta, Beta, Alpha, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, and Iota). Also within its boundaries are the prototype R Coronae Borealis star and T CrB, popularly known as the Blaze Star. See below for details of the constellation's brightest stars.


Corona Borealis constellation
Corona Borealis. © 2003 Torsten Bronger.
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Stars brighter than magnitude 4.0
Star Visual
mag.
Abs.
mag.
Spectral
type
Distance
(lt-yr)
R.A. (h m s) Dec. ( ° ' '' )
Alpha (Alphekka) 2.22 0.42 A0V 75 15 34 41 +26 42 53
Beta (Nusakan) 3.66 0.94 F0Vp 114 15 27 50 +29 06 21
Gamma 3.81 0.57 B9IV+A3V 145 15 42 45 +26 17 44


Constellations
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