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Crux

Quick Facts

Name:Crux
KRUX
Meaning:Cross
Abbreviation:Cru
Genitive:Crucis
Visible in Latitudes:20° thru -90°
Viewing Season:Spring
Best Seen In:May, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:March 29
Right Ascension:12.45 hours
Declination:-60.0 degrees
Area:68.447 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Crux

About Crux

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.

Named Stars

 
NameStar
AcruxAlpha 1 Cru
MimosaBeta Cru
GacruxGamma Cru

Neighboring Constellations

CentaurusMusca
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