Crater

Tuesday 19 September 2017 - 08:26:07 Posted by  Bobby
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 Mythology of Crater

Crater is an undistinguished constellation that represents a cup or chalice. In Greek myth, it is linked with its neighboring constellations, Corvus, the crow, and Hydra, the water-snake. Crater's brightest star is Delta Crateris, magnitude 3.6, but it contains no objects of interest for observers using small telescopes.

 The Facts

  • Depiction: The Cup
  • Pronounced: KRAY-turr
  • Genitive: Crateris
  • Abbreviation: Crt
  • Highest in the Sky: April
  • Size Ranking: 53rd
  • Coverage Area: 282 Sq. Degrees
  • Right Acension: 11 hours
  • Declination: -15°
  • Visibility: 69°N to 90°S

 Notable Objects

  • NGC 3511: Galaxy

 Named Stars

  • Alkes, Alpha Crateris
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