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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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ε Crateris (epsilon Crateris)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 13:47 | Tran: 18:50 | Set: 23:53
Altitude: 5.1°   Azimuth: 114.5°   Direction: East-South-East

ε Crateris is a giant star of spectral class K5 in the constellation of Crater.

ε Crateris visual magnitude is 4.83. Because of its moderate brightness, ε Crateris is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ε Crateris

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

ε Crateris 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 Crateris are provided in the following table:

11h 24m 36s
-10° 51’ 33”
Image of ε Crateris (epsilon Crateris) star
DSS2 image of ε Crateris. The red arrow shows the motion of ε Crateris during the next 10000 years (-4.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ε Crateris


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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

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

Distance of ε Crateris from the Sun and relative movement

ε Crateris is distant 364.25 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

111.73 pc
364.25 ly
3 km/s
-0.028 arcsec/year
0.027 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of ε Crateris

ε Crateris
(epsilon Crateris)
14 Crateris

Visibility of ε Crateris from your location

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

Azimuth: 100.9°
Max altitude: 27.7°
Azimuth: 259.1°