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Corona Borealis Constellation
Constellation Corona Borealis the Northern Crown

Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown (CrB)  

(cuh-ROW-nuh bor-ee-AL-iss)


The constellation of Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown, is best viewed in Summer during the month of July. It's brightest star is Gemma at magnitude 2.21. The boundary of the Corona Borealis constellation contains 6 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. cuh-ROW-nuh bor-ee-AL-iss
      1. Meaning:
      2. Northern Crown
      1. Genitive:
      2. Coronae Borealis
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. CrB
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Ursa Major
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Northern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. NQ3
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. July
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 15h 53m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 32° 38'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Gemma  (2.21m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 6
      1. Sextuple star systems:
      2. 1
      1. Triple star systems:
      2. 1
      1. X-ray stars:
      2. 2 (binary) stars

    * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

    ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite).