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Corona Borealis (Northern Crown)

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Corona Borealis' brightest star, α CrB is considered a member of the diffuse Ursa Major Moving Group. The constellation contains several interesting variable stars including: R Coronae Borealis and T Coronae Borealis.

Corona Borealis is Latin for 'northern crown', a name inspired by its shape; its main stars form a semicircular arc.

Neighbouring Constellations

Hercules (Hercules)

Serpens (Serpent)

Bo├Âtes (Herdsman)

Picture of Corona Borealis