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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:

Bright giant
Kraz - β Corvi (beta Corvi) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

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:

12h 34m 23s
-23° 23’ 48”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of Kraz in the sky:

Finder chart Kraz - β Corvi (beta Corvi) star
Simplified finder chart for Kraz - β Corvi (beta Corvi).

Visibility of Kraz from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 113.4°
Max altitude: 15.1°
Azimuth: 246.6°
Kraz - β Corvi (beta Corvi) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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.

Image of Kraz - β Corvi (beta Corvi) star
DSS2 image of Kraz. The red arrow shows the motion of Kraz during the next 10000 years (0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -9.00 arcmin in declination);

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.

42.84 pc
139.67 ly
-8 km/s
0.002 arcsec/year
-0.054 arcsec/year

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.

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

Alternative designations of Kraz

β Corvi
(beta Corvi)