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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:17
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ι Crateris (iota Crateris)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 13:55 | Tran: 18:44 | Set: 23:34
Altitude: 25.3°   Azimuth: 177.2°   Direction: South

ι Crateris is a double main-sequence star of spectral class F7 in the constellation of Crater.

ι Crateris visual magnitude is 5.48. Because of its faintness, ι 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.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ι Crateris

Finder chart ι Crateris (iota Crateris) star
Simplified finder chart for ι Crateris (iota Crateris).

ι 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 ι Crateris are provided in the following table:

11h 38m 40s
-13° 12’ 06”
Image of ι Crateris (iota Crateris) star
DSS2 image of ι Crateris. The red arrow shows the motion of ι Crateris during the next 1000 years (1.53 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ι Crateris


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

ι Crateris star system properties

ι Crateris is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the ι Crateris double sysyem:

1.4 arcsec

Distance of ι Crateris from the Sun and relative movement

ι Crateris is distant 87.97 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

26.98 pc
87.97 ly
-24 km/s
0.092 arcsec/year
0.12 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of ι Crateris

ι Crateris
(iota Crateris)
24 Crateris
NN 3677 A

Visibility of ι Crateris from your location

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

Azimuth: 103.2°
Max altitude: 25.3°
Azimuth: 256.8°