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Corona Australis - The Southern Crown

Snapshot: Corona Austral...

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Ella Derbyshire
by Ella Derbyshire on Aug 18, 2009
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The Southern Crown is a small semicircle of faint, unnamed stars that is easily recognized in the South Pole sky. This pretty group is often drawn in star charts as a laurel wreath to be worn by the nearby centaur. The Greek astronomer Ptolemy named this ancient constellation in the 2nd Century.

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