Abbreviation: Â Crv
English Name: Â The crow
Hemisphere:Â Â Southern Hemisphere
Location:Â Between the constellations of Hydra and Crater.
Visible between latitudes: Â +60 and -90 degrees
Best season: Spring
Seen in three seasons:Â Winter, Spring and Summer
Best seen in:Â May
Seen between:Â March and June
Right Ascension (RA):Â 12 hour
Declination (DEC):Â -20 degrees
Area (square degrees): Â 184Â (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.
- AlchibaÂ (Alpha Crv)
- KrazÂ (Beta Crv)
- Gienah GhurabÂ (Gamma Crv)
- AlgorabÂ (Delta Crv)
- MinkarÂ (Epsilon Crv)
- Photo of the constellation;Â Corvus, as it appears to the naked eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
- Sky Chart Â – Â Corvus
- List of stars in Corvus.
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