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Contains:  NGC 6723, The star βCrA, The star αCrA, The star δCrA, The star γCrA, The star ζCrA, The star εCrA, The star η2CrA, Part of the constellation Corona Austrina (CrA)
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Corona Australis - Constellation, Asterism & Meteor, 


            Ray Caro
Corona Australis - Constellation, Asterism & Meteor

Corona Australis - Constellation, Asterism & Meteor

Technical card

Resolution: 4016x2681

Dates:July 12, 2018

Frames: 120x40"

Integration: 1.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.80 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.60% job: 2196866

RA center: 286.517 degrees

DEC center: -39.171 degrees

Pixel scale: 8.476 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.228 degrees

Field radius: 5.685 degrees

Data source: Backyard


I have always been intrigued by the shape of these stars. For this capture, my goal was the stars forming the asterism. It would be the crown of the Sagittarius neighbor but erected in true constellation.

Corona Australis has no real remarkable objects but contains a very interesting dust band : a dusty dark nebula known as the Corona Australis Molecular Cloud, with many embedded reflection nebulae, lying about 430 light years away. It is the closest star-forming regions to the Solar System.

During the shooting session, a meteor visited me, I left it on the image.

Focal lenght : 135mm
ISO : 800



Ray Caro
License: None (All rights reserved)

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Corona Australis - Constellation, Asterism & Meteor, 


            Ray Caro