English Name: The crow
Hemisphere: Southern Hemisphere
Location: Between the constellations of Hydra and Crater.
Visible between latitudes: +60 and -90 degrees
Best season: Spring
Seen in three seasons: Winter, Spring and Summer
Best seen in: May
Seen between: March and June
Right Ascension (RA): 12 hour
Declination (DEC): -20 degrees
Area (square degrees): 184 (70th)
Corvus (The Crow)
- Four bright stars form having four sides in Corvus form a feature shape called a Keystone, which easy to find.
- No Messier objects in Corvus.
Features of Interest
- NGC 4038 and NGC 4039 – The Antennae Galaxy; also known as Caldwell 60/61 (C60/C61) – a famous pair of interacting galaxies; they are small but the large telescope shows the collision galaxies.
- Alchiba (Alpha Crv)
- Kraz (Beta Crv)
- Gienah Ghurab (Gamma Crv)
- Algorab (Delta Crv)
- Minkar (Epsilon Crv)
- Photo of the constellation; Corvus, as it appears to the naked eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
- Sky Chart – Corvus
- List of stars in Corvus.
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