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η Corvi (eta Corvi)

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

η Corvi visual magnitude is 4.31. Because of its moderate brightness, η Corvi should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about η Corvi:

η Corvi (eta Corvi) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of η Corvi

η 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 η Corvi are provided in the following table:

12h 32m 04s
-16° 11’ 45”

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

Finder chart η Corvi (eta Corvi) star
Simplified finder chart for η Corvi (eta Corvi).

Visibility of η Corvi from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 106.2°
Max altitude: 22.3°
Azimuth: 253.8°
η Corvi (eta Corvi) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of η Corvi

The image below is a photograph of η 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 η Corvi is -0.426 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.061 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of η Corvi (eta Corvi) star
DSS2 image of η Corvi. The red arrow shows the motion of η Corvi during the next 1000 years (-7.10 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.02 arcmin in declination);

Distance of η Corvi from the Sun and relative movement

η Corvi is distant 59.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

18.21 pc
59.36 ly
-4 km/s
-0.426 arcsec/year
-0.061 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of η Corvi

η Corvi belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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

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

Alternative designations of η Corvi

η Corvi
(eta Corvi)
Gl 471.2