|Visible in Latitudes:||20° thru -90°|
|Best Seen In:||May, 9:00 pm|
|Transit Date:||March 29|
|Right Ascension:||12.45 hours|
|Area:||68.447 sq. degrees|
Crux, once part of Centaurus, was separated and so named because of southern navigators' discovery of a magnificent cross in the southern hemisphere. It is interesting to note that shortly after the time of Christ's crucifixion, the constellation moved out of view from Jerusalem.
|Acrux||Alpha 1 Cru|