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Corvus (constellation)

Corvus

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AbbreviationCrv
GenitiveCorvi
Meaning in Englishthe Crow
Right ascension12 h
Declination-20°
Visible to latitudeBetween 60° and -90°
On meridian9 p.m., May 10
Area
 - Total
Ran ked 70th
184 sq. deg.
Stars with
apparent magnitude < 3
Gienah[?] (α Crv)
•β Crv
Algorab[?] (δ Crv)
Brightest star
 - Apparent magnitude
Gienah[?]
2.59
Meteor showersCorvids[?]
Bordering constellations Virgo
Crater
Hydra

Corvus (Latin - the crow, or raven) is a small southern constellation. It was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and also counts among the 88 modern constellations.



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