Kraz - β Corvi (beta Corvi)
Kraz, also designated as β Corvi (beta Corvi), is a variable bright giant star in the constellation of Corvus.
Kraz visual magnitude is 2.65. Thanks to its high brightness, Kraz is clearly visible when observed from locations with dark skyes, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Kraz:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Kraz
Kraz 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 Kraz are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Kraz in the sky:
Visibility of Kraz from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Kraz
The image below is a photograph of Kraz 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 Kraz is 0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.054 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Kraz from the Sun and relative movement
Kraz is distant 139.67 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Kraz
Kraz belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Kraz is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.