The graceful half-circlet of Corona Australis lies to the south of the Little Milk Dipper of Sagittarius. Alphecca Australis, the central (and Alpha) star of the trio at the upper left of the curve, vies with the Beta star (the lower of the three) for brightest. Gamma is at the top of the curve, while Delta resides below Beta. Epsilon is the middle star of the small trio to the lower right of Gamma. The bright star at far upper right is Kaus Australis in Sagittarius. Alpha Sagittarii lies toward upper left, while Beta-1 and Beta-2 Sagittarii make the double toward the lower left edge.

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See Corona Australis within the wide field around Sagittarius.

For more on Corona Australis, see The Royal Sky at Stellar Stories.

By Jim Kaler. Return to STARS.