Dim Crater, the Cup, lies to the west of Corvus, the Crow, whose bright western stars are seen at the left edge of the picture. Crater rests on the back of Hydra, the Water Serpent. The brightest star at the far right is Nu Hydrae. Alkes, Alpha Crateris, is just down and to the left of it. Crater's luminary, Delta Crateris, is just up and to the right of center, while Gamma is near center, down and to the left of Delta. Theta Crt is near top center. The red variable star R Crateris is immediately to the left of Alkes, while the deep red carbon star V Hydrae is well down and a bit to the right of it.

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See Crater in context with Corvus and southern Hydra.

By Jim Kaler. Return to STARS.