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

Above the horizon.  Rise: 14:04 | Tran: 18:21 | Set: 22:39
Altitude: 19.2°   Azimuth: 189.6°   Direction: South

λ Crateris is a giant star of spectral class F5 in the constellation of Crater.

λ Crateris visual magnitude is 5.09. Because of its faintness, λ 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 λ Crateris

Finder chart λ Crateris (lambda Crateris) star
Simplified finder chart for λ Crateris (lambda Crateris).

λ 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 λ Crateris are provided in the following table:

11h 23m 21s
-18° 46’ 48”
Image of λ Crateris (lambda Crateris) star
DSS2 image of λ Crateris. The red arrow shows the motion of λ Crateris during the next 1000 years (-5.20 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.57 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about λ Crateris


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


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

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

Distance of λ Crateris from the Sun and relative movement

λ Crateris is distant 142.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

43.86 pc
142.98 ly
11 km/s
-0.312 arcsec/year
-0.034 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of λ Crateris

λ Crateris
(lambda Crateris)
13 Crateris

Visibility of λ Crateris from your location

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

Azimuth: 108.8°
Max altitude: 19.7°
Azimuth: 251.2°