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Crater

Quick Facts

Name:Crater
KRAY-turr
Meaning:Cup
Abbreviation:Crt
Genitive:Crateris
Visible in Latitudes:65° thru -90°
Viewing Season:Spring
Best Seen In:April, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:March 24
Right Ascension:12.43 hours
Declination:-12.0 degrees
Area:282.398 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Crater

About Crater

To the Greeks, Crater, the Cup, represented the globlet of Apollo. Cicero called it Cratera, and Manilius decscribed it as gratus Iaccho Crater, a poetic name for Bacchus. It may be found in ancient manuscripts as Creter. The Greeks also called it the Cinerary Urn, a water bucket.

Named Stars

 
NameStar
AlkesAlpha Crt

Neighboring Constellations

CorvusSextans
HydraVirgo
Leo
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