Crux

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Crux
Constellation
Crux
Abbreviation Cru
Genitive Crucis
Pronunciation /ˈkrʌks/, genitive /ˈkrsɨs/
Seembolism Soothren Cross
Richt ascension 12.5 h
Declination −60°
Quadrant SQ3
Aurie 68 sq. deg. (88th)
Main starns 4
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
19
Starns wi planets 2
Starns brichter than 3.00m 5
Starns within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 0
Brichtest starn Acrux (α Cru) (0.87m)
Nearest starn η Cru
(64.22 ly, 19.69 pc)
Messier objects 0
Meteor showers Crucids
Borderin
constellations
Centaurus
Musca
Veesible at latitudes atween +20° an −90°.
Best veesible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) durin the month o Mey.

Crux /ˈkrʌks/ is the smawest o the 88 modren constellations, but is ane o the maist distinctive. Its name is Laitin for cross, an it is dominatit bi a cross-shaped asterism that is commonly kent as the Soothren Cross.

Coordinates: Sky map 12h 30m 00s, −60° 00′ 00″