Corona Meridionalis constellation, 1603

Corona Meridionalis constellation, 1603

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Caption: Corona Meridionalis constellation. 17th century engraving of Corona Meridionalis (the Southern Crown), overlaid with the positions of the stars that make up this constellation. This constellation, shown here as a plant wreath, is now known as Corona Australis (or Austrina). This star map is from Uranometria, a star atlas published in 1603 by the German astronomer Johann Bayer. It contained a total of 51 star maps, plotted using the most accurate observations of the time. It was the first star atlas to use reference grids on its maps, and the first to use Greek letters to identify individual stars, though it retained the traditional mythological depictions of the constellations.

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