Durin's Crown a constellation of Seven Stars mentioned in the lore of the Dwarves. According to the legend, it appeared as a crown above Durin's reflection in Mirrormere despite the fact it was day; he saw it as a good omen and built Khazad-dûm in the valley of Azanulbizar. Durin's Stone was set to commemorate the location and the event.
Ages later, in T.A. 3019, Gimli, Frodo and Sam looked in the lake, but whether they saw the crown is unclear.
The form of the constellation is not known. It's possible that the seven stars on Doors of Durin around the crown signify the constellation. Valacirca is also a constellation of seven stars.
Steve Gardner concluded that it could also have been Auriga or the Northern Crown.
Since the constellation was a miraculous event, it's also possible that its stars were only a vision, and not an actual constellation set on menel.
|Constellations||Anarríma · Durin's Crown · Menelmacar · Remmirath · Soronúmë · Telumendil · Valacirca · Wilwarin|
|Stars||Alcarinquë · Borgil · Carnil · Elemmírë · Helluin · Luinil · Lumbar · Morwinyon · Nénar · Star of Eärendil · Til|
|The Airs||Aiwenórë · Fanyamar · Ilmen · Menel · Vaiya · Veil of Arda · Vista|
|Narsilion||Arien · Moon (Isil, Ithil, Rána) · Sun (Anar, Anor, Vása) · Tilion|
|See also||Abyss · Arda · Circles of the World · Eä · Timeless Halls · Two Lamps · Two Trees · Void|