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A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Centaurus and Musca. Also called Crux.
1. (Astronomy) a small conspicuous constellation in the S hemisphere lying in the Milky Way near Centaurus. The four brightest stars form a cross, the longer arm of which points to the south celestial pole. Formal names: Crux or Crux Australis
2. (Historical Terms) Austral the flag flown at the Eureka Stockade
a southern constellation near Centaurus, having the form of a cross.
A constellation in the polar region of the Southern Hemisphere near Centaurus.
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|Noun||1.||Southern Cross - a small conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere in the Milky Way near Centaurus|
Alpha Crucis - the brightest star in the Southern Cross
Beta Crucis - the second brightest star in the Southern Cross