κ Coronae Australis

Kappa1 and kappa2 are west of alpha CrA one binocular field.

Three binaries are in this binocular field: lambda, kappa, and h5066.

Kappa1 and kappa2 Coronae Australis form a splendid double suitable for small telescopes.

The stars are identical: 5.7, 5.7; the position angle nearly due north (358) and the separation of 21.2" is just a little too close for binoculars.

Lambda CrA is a multiple system:
      AB: 5.1, 10.0; 213, 29"
      AC: 5.1, 9.9; 51, 43.3".

h5066: 6.5, 9.2; 84, 10".


The last binary in this constellation is one and a half fields southwest: binoculars. Click on h5014 on the map for its details as well as those of the star cluster in the same neighbourhood.

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