Southern Hemisphere

Corona Australis Coronae Australis (CrA)

WIDTH l DEPTH ^ SIZE RANKING 80» FULLY VISIBLE 44°N-90°S

This small but attractive southern constellation lies on the edge of the Milky Way, under the feet of sagittarius and next to the tail of scorpius. it consists of an arc of stars of 4th magnitude and fainter, representing a crown or laurel wreath, and was one of the 48 constellations recognized by the ancient Greek astronomer Ptolemy in the 2nd century AD.

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