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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of ε Corvi in the sky:
Visibility of ε Corvi from your location
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.
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.
Spectral properties of ε Corvi
ε Corvi belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where ε Corvi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.