The top two stars of Corvus, the Crow, the irregular box of
stars to the right of center, point leftward toward the bright
star Spica in Virgo.
The right-hand pointer is Gienah, the left one Algorab.
Kraz (Beta) is the lowest star of the box, while
Alchiba, the faint Alpha star, is just down and to the right
of the right-hand star of the box, Minkar (Epsilon). Inside the box, Zeta
lies just down and to the left of Minkar and is the lower left of a
tight pair (with HR 4691 to the upper right). The reddish Mira variable R Corvi is just below Gienah,
and is the lower right of a trio of stars. VV Crv is to the left and a bit up from
Delta and Eta.
The bright star near lower center is Gamma Hydrae, near the tail of Hydra the Water Serpent, on which Corvus sits. The odd Mira variable star R Hydrae is just down and to the left of Gamma.
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