Constellation of Corona Borealis
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Corona Borealis
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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

Corona Borealis
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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David Malin, 2017 April 29.