The Constellation Directory

Corona Australis

"The Southern Crown"

Corona Australis

By IAU and Sky & Telescope magazine (Roger Sinnott & Rick Fienberg) [CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Abbreviation: CrA
Genitive: Coronae Australis
Constellation family: Hercules
Nearest constellations: Ara, Sagittarius, Scorpius, and Telescopium
Right ascension: 18.64h
Declination: -41.49°
Visible between latitudes: +40° and -90°
Square degrees: 128
Luminary: Alfecca Meridiana (Alpha Coronae Australis)
Named stars: Alfecca Meridiana
Notable deep sky objects: Coronet Cluster, NGC 6541, NGC 6729


Corona Australis is a small and relatively faint constellation in the Southern Hemisphere. It is best viewed in August.


According to some sources, Corona Australis represents the crown of the centaur Sagittarius.