Constellation of Corvus
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Image and text ©2008 Akira Fujii/David Malin Images.

In the picture above, north is at the top and the image covers 24.3 x 30.4 degrees.
Image centre is located appoximately at 12:48:50, -20:20:00 (H:M:S, D:M:S, J2000).

Corvus
Best seen in the early evening in May

Corvus (the Raven or Crow) southern constallation of rather faint stars. It occupies about 184 square degrees, which makes it the 70th largest constellation (out of 88 recognised today). However, it is ancient, and was recognised by Ptolemy almost 2000 years ago.

The main named stars in Corvus are (Greek alphabet)
Alchiba (α Crv), Algorab (δ Crv), Gienah Ghurab (γ Crv), Kraz (β Crv), Minkar (ε Crv).

Adjoining constellations:   Crater, Hydra, Virgo

Related images (other sources)
AAT 41   NGC 4027, a Magellanic-type spiral galaxy
AAT 65   NGC 4038-39, the Antenna, interacting galaxies

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David Malin, 2009 October 15