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Coma Berenices

constellation in the northern celestial hemisphere

Coma Berenices is a constellation in the northern sky.

Coma Berenices
Constellation
Coma Berenices
AbbreviationCom
GenitiveComae Berenices
Pronunciation/ˈkmə bɛrəˈnsz/,
genitive /ˈkm/
Symbolismthe Berenice's Hair
Right ascension 11h 58m 25.0885s– 13h 36m 06.9433s[1]
Declination33.3074303°–13.3040485°[1]
Area386 sq. deg. (42nd)
Main stars3
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
44
Stars with planets5
Stars brighter than 3.00m0
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)1
Brightest starβ Com (4.26m)
Messier objects8
Meteor showersComa Berenicids
Bordering
constellations
Canes Venatici
Ursa Major
Leo
Virgo
Boötes
Visible at latitudes between +90° and −70°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of May.

Deep-sky objectsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Coma Berenices, constellation boundary". The Constellations (International Astronomical Union). http://www.iau.org/public/constellations/#com. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 

Other websitesEdit

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