The Constellation Corona Borealis
A General View
- Corona Borealis (Northern Crown):
- The Northern Crown can be found between the constellation of Hercules and
Boötes. It is at an approximate right ascension of 16 hours and a
declination of 32 degrees north. It is visible in the Northern sky from
February through September.
A Detailed View
Bright stars in each constellation are named by a letter from the greek
alphabet according to their apparent brightness.
The star rhoCrB (greek letter rho: )
is to the north and west of the crown.
rhoCrB (16:01:03.39; +33:18:51.5; 2000.0; aka HD 143761, HR 5968) is a 5.4
magnitude star, similar to our Sun, but about twice the Sun's age.
The maps displayed here where obtained with the help of
constellations Java applet and Bob Donahue's efforts.
Sylvain G. Korzennik (email@example.com)
Last revised Apr 23 1997