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Coma Berenices Constellation
Constellation Coma Berenices the Berenice's Hair

Coma Berenices, the Berenice's Hair (Com)  

(CO-muh BER-uh-NICE-eez)


The constellation of Coma Berenices, the Berenice's Hair, is best viewed in Spring during the month of May. It's brightest star is Beta Comae Berenices at magnitude 4.26. The boundary of the Coma Berenices constellation contains 7 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. CO-muh BER-uh-NICE-eez
      1. Meaning:
      2. Berenice's Hair
      1. Genitive:
      2. Comae Berenices
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Com
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Ursa Major
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Northern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. NQ3
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. May
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 12h 45m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 22° 39'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Beta Comae Berenices  (4.26m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 7
      1. Neutron stars:
      2. 1 stars
      1. Pulsars:
      2. 1
      1. Other:
      2. Carbon star


    * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

    ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite).



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