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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:14 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:58
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η Crateris (eta Crateris)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 12:19 | Tran: 16:45 | Set: 21:12
Alt: 3.81°   Az: 124.19°   Direction: South-East

η Crateris is a variable hypergiant star of spectral class A0 in the constellation of Crater.

η Crateris visual magnitude is 5.18. Because of its faintness, η Crateris is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Image of η Crateris (eta Crateris) star
DSS2 image of η Crateris. The red arrow shows the motion of η Crateris during the next 10000 years (-8.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.00 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


11h 57m 16s
-17° 17’ 15”
20h 00m 45s
07h 58m 01s


11h 56m 00s
-17° 09’ 02”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

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

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



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

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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

η Crateris is distant 285.46 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

15 km/s
-0.051 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations

η Crateris
(eta Crateris)
30 Crateris

Visibility from Your Location

Today's η Crateris (eta Crateris) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 107.3°
Max altitude: 21.2°
Azimuth: 252.7°