Object: Corona Australis
Magnitude: 4.1 (brightest star) — all the stars that comprise the crown are between 4th and 5th magnitude
RA: 18 h 34 m 24 s
Dec: -41 deg 29 min 24 sec
Size/Spectral: 128 degs2. 80th in size.
Distance: 6500 ly
Optics needed: Binoculars to see the constellation, a small telescope for the double stars and a larger telescope for the nebula.
Why this is interesting: Anytime that the teapot (asterism) in Sagittarius is visible we point our telescopes at all of the famous objects in and around the area. These objects are a telescope magnet, attracting unwary observers to them like a fly to honey.