Crux

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Crux
Constellation
Crux
AbbreviationCru
GenitiveCrucis
Pronunciation/ˈkrʌks/, genitive /ˈkrss/
SeembolismSoothren Cross
Richt ascension12.5 h
Declination−60°
QuadrantSQ3
Aurie68 sq. deg. (88th)
Main starns4
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
19
Starns wi planets2
Starns brichter than 3.00m5
Starns within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)0
Brichtest starnAcrux (α Cru) (0.87m)
Nearest starnη Cru
(64.22 ly, 19.69 pc)
Messier objects0
Meteor showersCrucids
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″