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ε Corvi (epsilon Corvi)

ε Corvi is a variable giant star in the constellation of Corvus.

ε Corvi visual magnitude is 3. Thanks to its high brightness, ε Corvi is clearly visible when observed from locations with dark skyes, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.

The table below summarizes the key facts about ε Corvi:

3
Giant
ε Corvi (epsilon Corvi) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ε Corvi

ε 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 ε Corvi are provided in the following table:

12h 10m 07s
-22° 37’ 10”
290.59°
39.26°
Corvus

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

Finder chart ε Corvi (epsilon Corvi) star
Simplified finder chart for ε Corvi (epsilon Corvi).

Visibility of ε Corvi from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 112.6°
Max altitude: 15.9°
Azimuth: 247.4°
ε Corvi (epsilon Corvi) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of ε Corvi

The image below is a photograph of ε 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 ε Corvi is -0.071 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ε Corvi (epsilon Corvi) star
DSS2 image of ε Corvi. The red arrow shows the motion of ε Corvi during the next 10000 years (-11.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of ε Corvi from the Sun and relative movement

ε Corvi is distant 303.26 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

93.02 pc
303.26 ly
5 km/s
-0.071 arcsec/year
0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ε Corvi

ε Corvi belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-1.84
K2III
4069K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where ε Corvi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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

Alternative designations of ε Corvi

ε Corvi
(epsilon Corvi)
SAO180531
SAO180531