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Monday, November 4, 2013

Corona Australis

CORONA AUSTRALIS, also known as the Southern Crown, can be visible from both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Compared to the constellations of Sagittarius to the north and Scorpius to the east and northeast, Corona Australis is not very bright. It is northwest of the constellation Ara and north of Telescopium. There are several deep-sky objects, like the nebula NGC 6729 and galaxies like IC (Index Catalogue) 4808. The brightest star of Corona Australis is Alpha (α) Coronae Australis with an apparent magnitude of 4.1; the star is also called Alphekka Meridiana.

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The background has three Hubble Space Telescope images, which are accessible at this Hubble webpage:

— LH 95 is a star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, Dorado constellation.

— Ant Nebula (also called Menzel 3) is an aptly-named planetary nebula located in the constellation Norma.
— Egg Nebula (also called CL 2688) is a protoplanetary nebula in the constellation Cygnus.

HubbleSite Image Links: LH 95, Ant Nebula, and Egg Nebula