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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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κ Crateris (kappa Crateris)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 13:27 | Tran: 18:21 | Set: 23:16
Altitude: -30.9°   Azimuth: 69.5°   Direction: East-North-East

κ Crateris is a double giant star of spectral class F4 in the constellation of Crater.

κ Crateris visual magnitude is 5.94. Because of its faintness, κ 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 κ Crateris

Finder chart κ Crateris (kappa Crateris) star
Simplified finder chart for κ Crateris (kappa Crateris).

κ 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 κ Crateris are provided in the following table:

11h 27m 09s
-12° 21’ 24”
Image of κ Crateris (kappa Crateris) star
DSS2 image of κ Crateris. The red arrow shows the motion of κ Crateris during the next 1000 years (-1.62 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.43 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about κ Crateris


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


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

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

κ Crateris star system properties

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

27.9 arcsec

Distance of κ Crateris from the Sun and relative movement

κ Crateris is distant 218.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

67.07 pc
218.65 ly
6 km/s
-0.097 arcsec/year
0.026 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of κ Crateris

κ Crateris
(kappa Crateris)
16 Crateris

Visibility of κ Crateris from your location

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

Azimuth: 102.4°
Max altitude: 26.2°
Azimuth: 257.6°