Corona Borealis (The Northern Crown)
Corona Borealis (pronounced koʊˈroʊnə ˌbɔːriˈælɪs, -ˈeɪlɪs) is the Latin name of a constellation situated north of the celestial equator. As such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.
In English language this constellation is also known as "The Northern crown" while in astronomical texts and literature this constellation is often abbreviated as "CrB" (according to the standard of the International Astronomical Union - IAU) or as "CorB" (according to a naming convention used by NASA).
The Latin genitive of the constellation name is "Coronae Borealis" (pronounced koʊˈroʊniː bɔːriˈælɪs) and it is used to identify some of the brightest stars in this constellation based on the Bayer or Flamsteed star naming convention. For instance: α Coronae Borealis (the brightest star of Corona Borealis based on the Bayer catalog); or 23 Coronae Borealis (the 23th star in the constellation of Corona Borealis based on the Flamsteed catalog).
Sky chart of Corona Borealis from your location
Here we provide a simplified sky chart of the Corona Borealis constellation. Alternatively it is possible to locate Corona Borealis in the night sky using our Online Interactive Planetarium.
Visibility of Corona Borealis from your location
The rise and set times provided here are just directional indications and they refer to a point approximately placed at the center of the constellation. In case of very large constellations these times can have little relevance.
Top bright stars in Corona Borealis
The table below lists the top 20 brightest stars in the Corona Borealis constellation. See also the complete list of 38 stars brighter than magnitude 6.5 (approximate) in the constellation of Corona Borealis. Click on each star to see more details about it.
(*) HR stands for Harvard Revised Bright Star Catalogue, which is also known as the Yale Catalogue of Bright Stars.
Top deep sky objects in Corona Borealis
The table below lists the 20 brightest deep sky objects in the Corona Borealis constellation. See also the complete list of 59 deep sky objects in the constellation of Corona Borealis. The list includes objects from the Messier, New General Catalogue (NGC) and Index Catalogue (IC).