Corona Borealis

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Map created in Guide 7.0 with the figure outline based on Johannes Hevelius' Uranographia (1690). Click on the object's name to access its image or click on the name of adjacent constellation to see its map.

Corona Borealis represents Ariadne's crown, given to her by Theseus, slayer of the Minotaur. Ariadne was the daughter of King Minos, who kept his half-bull son in the Labirynth.

Galaxy Cluster Abell 2065 constitutes Corona Borealis' most famous, though extremely difficult, deep sky target.

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