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Abbreviation:  Crv
English Name:  The crow
Genitive: Alchiba
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.

Messier Objects

  • 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.

Named Stars

  • 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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