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6 Corvi

6 Corvi is a giant star in the constellation of Corvus.

6 Corvi visual magnitude is 5.68. Because of its reltive faintness, 6 Corvi should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 6 Corvi:

6 Corvi is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 6 Corvi

6 Corvi is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 6 Corvi are provided in the following table:

12h 23m 21s
-24° 50’ 26”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 6 Corvi in the sky:

Finder chart 6 Corvi star
Simplified finder chart for 6 Corvi.

Visibility of 6 Corvi from your location

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

Today's 6 Corvi rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 114.8°
Max altitude: 13.7°
Azimuth: 245.2°
6 Corvi is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 6 Corvi

The image below is a photograph of 6 Corvi from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of 6 Corvi is -0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 6 Corvi star
DSS2 image of 6 Corvi. The red arrow shows the motion of 6 Corvi during the next 10000 years (-3.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 6 Corvi from the Sun and relative movement

6 Corvi is distant 315.89 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

96.90 pc
315.89 ly
-2 km/s
-0.019 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 6 Corvi

6 Corvi belongs to spectral class K1


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 6 Corvi is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 6 Corvi. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 6 Corvi