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ζ Corvi (zeta Corvi)

ζ Corvi is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Corvus.

ζ Corvi visual magnitude is 5.21. Because of its reltive faintness, ζ Corvi should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about ζ Corvi:

ζ Corvi (zeta Corvi) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ζ Corvi

ζ Corvi 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 ζ Corvi are provided in the following table:

12h 20m 33s
-22° 12’ 56”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ζ Corvi in the sky:

Finder chart ζ Corvi (zeta Corvi) star
Simplified finder chart for ζ Corvi (zeta Corvi).

Visibility of ζ Corvi from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 112.2°
Max altitude: 16.3°
Azimuth: 247.8°
ζ Corvi (zeta Corvi) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of ζ Corvi

The image below is a photograph of ζ Corvi 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 ζ Corvi is -0.095 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.028 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ζ Corvi (zeta Corvi) star
DSS2 image of ζ Corvi. The red arrow shows the motion of ζ Corvi during the next 1000 years (-1.58 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.47 arcmin in declination);

Distance of ζ Corvi from the Sun and relative movement

ζ Corvi is distant 384.89 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

118.06 pc
384.89 ly
-6 km/s
-0.095 arcsec/year
-0.028 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ζ Corvi

ζ Corvi belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where ζ Corvi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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

ζ Corvi star system properties

ζ Corvi 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 ζ Corvi double sysyem:

11.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of ζ Corvi

ζ Corvi
(zeta Corvi)