The Northern Crown

By: Amir H. Abolfath


Region: Middle East

Site: Alborz Mountains - Iran

Date: April 2010

Small but beautiful constellation of Corona Borealis (Northern Crown) is photographed above a moonlit natural structure in the Alborz Mountains of Iran. The Northern Crown is named because its main stars form a semicircular arc with its brightest stars, Alphecca (or Gemma) in the middle. Amir Abolfath -

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