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Corona Borealis Constellation
Constellation Corona Borealis

Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown (CrB)

The constellation of Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown, is best viewed in the Summer season during the month of July for mid-northern latitudes. It's brightest star is Gemma at magnitude 2.21. The boundary of the Corona Borealis constellation contains 6 stars that host known exoplanets.

The naked eye can generally see up to magnitude 6 (magnitude 8 with perfect eyes under ideal super dark-sky conditions).

      1. Meaning:
      2. Northern Crown
      1. Genitive:
      2. Coronae Borealis
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. CrB
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Ursa Major
      1. Best Viewing Month*:
      2. July
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 15h 53m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 32° 38'
      1. Brightest Star:
      2. Gemma (2.21m)
      1. Exoplanet Host Stars:
      2. 6
      1. Sextuple Stars:
      2. 1
      1. Triple Stars:
      2. 1
      1. X-ray Stars:
      2. 1 binary stars

    * 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.

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