Crux /ˈkrʌks/ is the smallest of the 88 modern constellations, but is one of the most distinctive. Its name is Latin for cross, and it is dominated by a cross-shaped asterism that is commonly known as the Southern Cross.
Southern Cross and two pointers - Seen from Ipswich, Australia August 2016 Alpha Centauri Star System. Appox light-years away. Visible from the Southern Hemisphere. It is the closest star to our solar system (besides the Sun of course).