Abbreviation: Â Crt
English Name: Â The Cup
Hemisphere:Â Â Southern Hemisphere
Location:Â Between the constellations of Corvus and Sextans.
Visible between latitudes: Â +65 and -90 degrees
Best season: Spring
Seen in three seasons:Â Winter, Spring and Summer
Best seen in:Â July
Seen between:Â February and May
Right Ascension (RA):Â 11 hour
Declination (DEC):Â Â -15 degrees
Area (square degrees): Â 282Â (53rd)
Crater (The Cup)
- Its brightest stars are magnitude +4.1 and it contains no bright objects.
- No Messier objects in Crater.
Features of Interest
- NGC 3511 – Spiral Galaxy with a slight bar; magnitude +12.0 – requests a large telescope to be seen.
- AlkesÂ (Alpha Crt) – Orange-hued giant star (magnitude; +4.1)
- Al Sharas (Beta Crt) – Blue/white hued star (magnitude; +4.5)
- Photo of the constellation;Â Crater, as it appears to the naked eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
- Sky Chart Â – Â Crater
- List of stars in Crater.
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