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Image and text ©2008 Akira Fujii/David Malin Images.
In the picture above, north is at the top and the image covers 18.4 x 23.1 degrees.
Image centre is located at 15:48:35.8, +28:34:01 (H:M:S, D:M:S, J2000) Astrometric data from Astrometry.net.
Best seen in the early evening in July
Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown, is a small but distinctive constellation in the northern sky, and was one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy that are still recognised today. In mythology it may have represented the crown given by Dionysus (or Bacchus) to Ariadne, or belonged to Boötes.
The main named stars in the field shown are: (Greek alphabet)
Alkalurops (μ Boo), Alphekka (Gemma, γ CrB), Nusakan (β CrB).
Adjoining constellations: Boötes, Hercules, Serpens Caput
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