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Corvus (The Crow) Constellation

Corvus (pronounced ˈkɔːrvəs) is the Latin name of a constellation situated close to the celestial equator. As such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

In English language this constellation is also known as "The Crow" while in astronomical texts and literature this constellation is often abbreviated as "Crv" (according to the standard of the International Astronomical Union - IAU) or as "Corv" (according to a naming convention used by NASA).

The Latin genitive of the constellation name is "Corvi" (pronounced ˈkɔːrvaɪ) and it is used to identify some of the brightest stars in this constellation based on the Bayer or Flamsteed star naming convention. For instance: α Corvi (the brightest star of Corvus based on the Bayer catalog); or 23 Corvi (the 23th star in the constellation of Corvus based on the Flamsteed catalog).

Corvus is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
Available Resources for Corvus

Sky Chart of Corvus Constellation

Here we provide a simplified sky chart of the Corvus constellation. Alternatively it is possible to locate Corvus in the night sky using our Online Interactive Planetarium.

Chart of  constellation
This constellation image is derivatve work based on original work by IAU and Sky & Telescope magazine (Roger Sinnott & Rick Fienberg) CC-BY-3.0.

Visibility of Corvus Constellation

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Corvus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 108.9°
Max altitude: 19.6°
Azimuth: 251.1°
Corvus is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times provided here are just directional indications and they refer to a point approximately placed at the center of the constellation. In case of very large constellations these times can have little relevance.

Bright Stars in Corvus Constellation

The table below lists the top 20 brightest stars in the Corvus constellation. See also the complete list of 28 stars brighter than magnitude 6.5 (approximate) in the constellation of Corvus. Click on each star to see more details about it.

HR Number(*) Star designation Proper name Visual magnitude Color Notes
HR4662 γ Corvi Gienah 2.59 Variable;
HR4786 β Corvi Kraz 2.65 Variable;
HR4757 δ Corvi Algorab 2.95 Variable; Double;
HR4630 ε Corvi 3 Variable;
HR4623 α Corvi Alchiba 4.02
HR4775 η Corvi 4.31 Variable;
HR4699 5.14 Variable; Double;
HR4696 ζ Corvi 5.21 Double;
HR4590 5.26
HR4635 3 Corvi 5.46
HR4779 5.58
HR4759 5.63 Variable;
HR4711 6 Corvi 5.68
HR4776 5.74
HR4655 5.83
HR4691 5.97 Double;
HR4822 5.98 Variable; Multiple;
HR4809 6
HR4827 6.03
HR4670 6.05 Variable;
...go to the complete list of 28 bright stars in the constellation of Corvus

(*) HR stands for Harvard Revised Bright Star Catalogue, which is also known as the Yale Catalogue of Bright Stars.

Deep Sky Objects in Corvus Constellation

The table below lists the 20 brightest deep sky objects in the Corvus constellation. See also the complete list of 54 deep sky objects in the constellation of Corvus. The list includes objects from the Messier, New General Catalogue (NGC) and Index Catalogue (IC).

Name Type Magnitude
Messier 104 (Sombrero Galaxy) Galaxy 8 (V)
NGC 4361 Planetary Nebula 10.9 (V)
NGC 4038 (Antennae Galaxies) Galaxy 10.91 (B)
NGC 4039 (Antennae Galaxies) Galaxy 11.08 (B)
NGC 4027 Galaxy 11.1 (V)
NGC 4462 Galaxy 11.54 (V)
NGC 3981 Galaxy 11.75 (B)
NGC 4050 Galaxy 12 (B)
NGC 4094 Galaxy 12.1 (B)
NGC 4782 Galaxy 12.75 (V)
NGC 4033 Galaxy 12.79 (B)
NGC 4783 Galaxy 12.8 (V)
NGC 4024 Galaxy 12.91 (B)
NGC 4722 Galaxy 13 (B)
NGC 4177 Galaxy 13 (B)
NGC 4794 Galaxy 13 (V)
NGC 4680 Galaxy 13 (B)
NGC 4756 Galaxy 13 (B)
NGC 4114 Galaxy 13 (B)
NGC 4035 Galaxy 13.7 (B)
...go to the complete list of 54 deep sky objects in the constellation of Corvus