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Corona Australis (Southern Crown)

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Corona Australis harbours RX J1856.5-3754, an isolated neutron star that is one of the closest to the earth at approximately 200 light years and suspected to be a strange star.

Corona Australis means "southern crown", and it contrasts with Corona Borealis, the northern crown.

Neighbouring Constellations

Sagittarius (Archer)

Scorpius (Scorpion)

Ara (Alter)

Picture of Corona Australis