Constellation Crater (Cup)

Crater
Crater: IAU Constellation Map [150]

Properties

Crater is an inconspicuous constellation just west of Corvus. The three brightest stars form a right triangle with the hypotenuse in the south. The area of the constellation is 282 square degrees and the center culminates around midnight on March 12th. [9, 15]

Stars with Proper Names:

  • α Crt: Alkes
Data for constellation Crater [150]
IAU NameCrater
IAU GenitiveCrateris
IAU Abbr.Crt
English NameCup
Season (47° N)January … May
Right Ascension10h 51m 06s … 11h 56m 24s
Declination-25° 11' 45" … -06° 39' 44"
Area282 deg2
Neighbours (N↻)Leo, Sex, Hya, Crv, Vir

Mythology and History

Crater is an ancient constellation that represents the golden chalice of Apollo and is associated with the neighboring Corvus in the legend. In the course of the Christianization of the sky, the constellation was renamed to one of the stone water jugs of Cana, but also to the chalice of the passion of Christ, in vain. [7, 20]

Catalogs

Yale Bright Star Catalogue, 5th Revised Ed. (Hoffleit+, 1991) [154]
HR B F RA [hms] Dec [dms] vMag spType dMag Sep ["]
4287α710 59 46.5-18 17 564.08 K0+III
4343β1111 11 39.5-22 49 334.48 A2III
4347ψ11 12 30.4-18 30 006.13 A0V 0.40.2
4382δ1211 19 20.5-14 46 433.56 G8III-IV
4395λ1311 23 21.9-18 46 485.09 F5III
4402ε1411 24 36.6-10 51 344.83 K5III
4405γ1511 24 52.9-17 41 024.08 A5V 4.85.3
4416κ1611 27 09.5-12 21 245.94 F4III-IV 7.027.9
4468θ2111 36 40.9-09 48 084.70 B9.5Vn
4488ι2411 38 40.1-13 12 075.48 F7V 5.41.4
4514ζ2711 44 45.8-18 21 034.73 G8IIIa
4567η3011 56 00.9-17 09 035.18 A0V

Revised+Historic NGC/IC, Version 22/9, © Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke [277]
Galaxies
NameRADecTypebMagvMagDimDreyer DescriptionIdentification, Remarks
NGC 342210 51 17.4-12 24 07S0-a15.014.11.3 × 0.32 neb, F, RMCG -2-28-15
NGC 343110 51 15.0-17 00 30Sb14.413.61.3 × 0.3eF, S, E 130°, gbMMCG -3-28-14, IRAS 10487-1644
NGC 345210 54 14.1-11 24 18Sa14.914.01.1 × 0.3eF, R, n of S *MCG -2-28-19
NGC 345610 54 03.3-16 01 39SBc13.312.61.7 × 1.2eF, att to * 12 fMCG -3-28-18, IRAS 10515-1545
NGC 345910 54 44.4-17 02 30Sab14.213.41.6 × 0.5vF, S, E, gbMMCG -3-28-22, IRAS 10522-1646
NGC 346910 56 57.6-14 18 01SBab13.913.11.7 × 1.2eeF, SMCG -2-28-24, NPM1G -14.0358
NGC 347910 58 55.4-14 57 40SBbc13.813.01.8 × 1.3eF, pS, E 90°, gbMNNGC 3502, MCG -2-28-27, IRAS 10563-1441
NGC 348110 59 26.4-07 32 39Sab14.613.80.9 × 0.7eF, vS, rr, prob vF Cl, * 9 5' sfMCG -1-28-16, IRAS 10569-0716
NGC 349711 07 18.1-19 28 17S012.911.92.6 × 1.5vF, vS, iR, glbMNGC 3525, NGC 3528, IC 2624, MCG -3-28-37, ESO 570-6
NGC 350811 02 59.7-16 17 19Sb13.212.41.1 × 0.9F, (H) S, (h) vL, bM, * nf invNGC 3505, IC 2622, MCG -3-28-31, IRAS 11005-1601
NGC 351111 03 23.7-23 05 11SBc11.511.06 × 2.1vF, vL, mEESO 502-13, MCG -4-26-20, UGCA 223, IRAS 11009-2248
NGC 351311 03 45.8-23 14 39SBb11.911.52.9 × 2.4vF, vL, mEESO 502-14, MCG -4-26-21, UGCA 224, IRAS 11013-2258
NGC 351411 03 59.9-18 46 50SBc13.512.81.1 × 0.9vF, pL, R, vgvlbMESO 570-1, MCG -3-28-35, IRAS 11015-1830
NGC 352011 07 08.7-18 01 29E1/P14.913.81.3 × 1eF, vS, iR, gbM, sev vF st invESO 570-4, quadruple system
NGC 352911 07 19.2-19 33 22SBb13.913.11 × 0.8eF, S, R, vlbM, f of 2IC 2625, ESO 570-7, MCG -3-28-38, IRAS 11048-1917
NGC 3537 111 08 26.5-10 15 24Sab13.612.81.4 × 1.3vF, S, vF st inv
NGC 3537 211 08 27.0-10 15 32S014.513.51 × 0.3vF, S, vF st inv
NGC 354111 08 32.2-10 29 31Scd15.214.51.4 × 1.3Nebulous *MCG -2-29-3, f comp 36" s
NGC 354611 09 46.7-13 22 49E-S014.413.41.6 × 0.9Neb * 12, * 12 2' nfMCG -2-29-7, NPM1G -13.0315
NGC 356511 07 47.8-20 01 20E/SB015.314.30.6 × 0.5vF, vS, R, gbMN, 1st of 2ESO 570-8, NPM1G -19.0363, v. close pair
NGC 357111 11 30.4-18 17 24SBa13.012.13 × 0.9pF, pL, iF, bMNGC 3544, ESO 570-11, MCG -3-29-1
NGC 359111 14 03.2-14 05 12S0-a14.213.31.3 × 0.9vF, S, iR, lbMMCG -2-29-12, NPM1G -13.0319
NGC 359711 14 42.0-23 43 38S0-a13.612.71.8 × 1.4vF, pS, R, bMESO 503-3, MCG -4-27-5, AM 1112-232, IRAS 11122-2327
NGC 363411 20 30.3-09 00 49E315.214.20.7 × 0.5eF, eS, R, bMN, 85° dist 0'.4MCG -1-29-8, VV 724
NGC 363511 20 31.3-09 00 47Sbc15.314.51.7 × 0.6eF, eS, R, bMN, 85° dist 0'.4MCG -1-29-9, VV 724, NPM1G -08.0342
NGC 363611 20 25.0-10 16 55E013.312.41.3 × 1.3F, vS, R, lbM, * 7 f, p of 2MCG -2-29-19, near SAO 156618
NGC 363711 20 39.6-10 15 25SB013.612.71.8 × 1.7F, vS, R, psbM, * 7 p, f of 2MCG -2-29-20, near SAO 156618
NGC 363811 20 09.9-08 06 20Sb14.213.42.3 × 0.7eF, vS, 2 st 10 fMCG -1-29-7, IRAS 11176-0749
NGC 366011 23 32.2-08 39 31SBbc12.711.92.8 × 2.3F, pL, iR, vgbMMCG -1-29-16, UGCA 234, MK 1291, IRAS 11210-0823
NGC 366111 23 38.3-13 49 51S0-a14.013.11.6 × 0.6F, S, R, stellar, p of 2IC 689, MCG -2-29-22
NGC 366311 23 59.9-12 17 48Sbc13.112.32 × 1.4eF, fan shaped, * closeMCG -2-29-23, IRAS 11214-1200
NGC 366711 24 16.9-13 51 24Sab13.813.01.5 × 1.1pF, pL, iR, vlbMNGC 3667A, MCG -2-29-25, NPM1G -13.0324
NGC 3667 B11 24 21.3-13 51 21Sb14.313.51.4 × 0.6pF, pL, iR, vlbMMCG -2-29-26
NGC 367211 25 02.3-09 47 41Sc12.111.44 × 1.8pB, L, E 0° ±, gbMMCG -2-29-28, UGCA 235, IRAS 11225-0931
NGC 367611 25 37.4-11 08 21E-S014.613.60.8 × 0.7eF, vS, R, 2 st 10 nf, sfMCG -2-29-29, NPM1G -10.0377
NGC 368811 27 44.4-09 09 54Sb15.114.31.2 × 0.9eF, eS, lE 0°, gbMMCG -1-29-24, NPM1G -08.0344
NGC 369311 28 11.5-13 11 39Sb13.512.73.4 × 0.7cF, S, E, gbMMCG -2-29-32, NPM1G -12.0359, IRAS 11256-1255
NGC 369611 28 43.9-11 16 59Sc14.814.11 × 0.8eF, eS, R, bMN
NGC 370211 30 13.4-08 51 44Sa14.013.11.3 × 0.7eF, eS, R, glbMMCG -1-29-26, NPM1G -08.0349
NGC 370311 29 09.0-08 26 47S15.514.70.8 × 0.4eF, vS, gbMN
NGC 370411 30 04.6-11 32 45E113.912.91.6 × 1.4vF, pS, * 9·10 2' ssfMCG -2-29-37, NPM1G -11.0300
NGC 370711 30 11.5-11 32 34E315.714.70.6 × 0.4vF, S, * 15 (neb?) 2s fNPM1G -11.0301
NGC 3711 111 29 25.5-11 04 47SBbc14.814.00.9 × 0.4eF, vS, * 9 s 4'MCG -2-29-35
NGC 3711 211 29 26.0-11 04 26C16.015.00.3 × 0.3eF, vS, * 9 s 4'MCG -2-29-35
NGC 371511 31 32.2-14 13 52Sbc13.312.51.4 × 0.9pF, S, R, vgvlbMMCG -2-29-41, IRAS 11290-1357
NGC 372111 34 07.8-09 28 00S0-a15.414.51 × 0.5eF, eS, R, gbMNPM1G -09.0435
NGC 372211 34 23.2-09 40 46E115.114.10.9 × 0.8eF, vS, R, sbMN, 1st of 2MCG -1-30-5, NPM1G -09.0437
NGC 372311 32 30.5-09 58 08E-S014.313.31 × 0.9F, S, RMCG -2-30-2, NPM1G -09.0433
NGC 372411 34 28.7-09 39 34S0-a15.014.11.2 × 0.4eF, vS, R, sbMN, 2nd of 2MCG -1-30-7, IRAS 11319-0922
NGC 372711 33 40.9-13 52 42S015.114.10.9 × 0.6eF, eS, R, gbMN, * 11 sf 1'NPM1G -13.0331
NGC 373011 34 16.9-09 34 34E114.013.01 × 0.9eF, S, lE 140°, glbnMMCG -1-30-3, NPM1G -09.0436, NGC 3732?
NGC 373211 34 13.9-09 50 43SB0-a13.112.51.4 × 1.2F, S, R, psbM, * 14 sp 225°MCG -2-30-5, IRAS 11316-0934
NGC 373411 34 40.6-14 04 52Sbc14.713.91.3 × 1eF, S, R, gbMMCG -2-30-6, NPM1G -13.0333
NGC 376311 36 30.2-09 50 50SBc12.411.81.1 × 1.1F, dif, sp 7 stIC 714, MCG -2-30-9, IRAS 11339-0934
NGC 377111 39 05.9-09 20 52E013.612.61.3 × 1.3vF, eS, R, * 10 p 15s
NGC 377411 38 30.3-08 58 35SBb14.613.81 × 0.5eF, vS, E 75°, * 9 np 3'MCG -1-30-16
NGC 377511 38 26.7-10 38 17S0-a14.713.81.1 × 0.5pB, bMNMCG -2-30-12
NGC 377711 36 06.8-12 34 09Sab14.213.41.1 × 0.7eF, pS, iR, gbM, S * or neb fMCG -2-30-8
NGC 377911 38 50.8-10 35 03Scd14.513.81.9 × 1eeFIC 717, MCG -2-30-13
NGC 378911 38 09.0-09 36 24S0-a14.313.41.3 × 0.7eF, vS, E 0°, gbMMCG -1-30-15
NGC 379111 39 41.6-09 22 00S014.413.41.4 × 1vF, vS, R, gbM, * 8 s 6'MCG -1-30-20, NPM1G -09.0447
NGC 3823 111 42 15.1-13 52 00E113.712.71.5 × 1.3F, cS, lE, pslbMMCG -2-30-17
NGC 3823 211 42 18.9-13 51 42S15.514.70.3 × 0.2F, cS, lE, pslbMNPM1G -13.0345
NGC 383111 43 18.6-12 52 41S0-a/P13.612.72.7 × 0.6F, vS, R, bMMCG -2-30-23
NGC 383611 43 29.8-16 47 51Sb13.712.91.4 × 1.3F, S, F * close nMCG -3-30-10, VV 477, IRAS 11409-1631
NGC 386511 44 51.9-09 13 59SBb12.812.01.9 × 1.5F, pL, difNGC 3854, MCG -1-30-28
NGC 386611 45 11.6-09 18 52Sa14.113.21.4 × 0.8sf last one, not so LNGC 3858, MCG -1-30-29
NGC 388711 47 04.6-16 51 14SBbc11.410.63.5 × 2.7pB, L, iR, vgpmbMMCG -3-30-12, UGCA 246, IRAS 11445-1634
NGC 389211 48 01.0-10 57 44SB0-a12.411.53.1 × 2.3pB, pL, R, gbM, rMCG -2-30-30
NGC 390511 49 04.9-09 43 44SBbc13.412.81.9 × 1.4vF, L, difMCG -1-30-35, IRAS 11465-0927
NGC 394211 51 30.0-11 25 29Sc13.913.21.5 × 0.9eF, pS, E 160°, gvlbMMCG -2-30-35, IRAS 11489-1108
NGC 395511 53 57.2-23 09 52S0-a12.612.03.1 × 1cF, S, E 170° ±, lbsESO 504-26, MCG -4-28-5, AM 1151-225, IRAS 11514-2253
NGC 395611 54 00.9-20 34 00SBc12.712.03.3 × 1cF, pL, pmE 57°ESO 572-13, MCG -3-30-16, UGCA 251, IRAS 11514-2017
NGC 395711 54 01.5-19 34 08S0-a12.711.82.9 × 0.7F, S, E, rIC 2965, ESO 572-14, MCG -3-30-17, IRAS 11515-1917
NGC 395911 54 37.6-07 45 23SBa14.613.71.1 × 0.9vF, S, bet 2 vF stMCG -1-30-46
NGC 396211 54 39.8-13 58 29E111.610.72.6 × 2.2cB, pL, iR, gmbM, Δ 2 stMCG -2-30-40, UGCA 253
NGC 396511 54 23.1-10 51 59S16.515.70.5 × 0.3eF, eS, R, bMN, * 9.5 np 4'NPM1G -10.0399
NGC 396711 55 10.3-07 50 35E-S014.413.41 × 0.7vF, S, F * close pMCG -1-30-47, NPM1G -07.0347
NGC 396911 55 09.1-18 55 38SB0-a13.812.91.4 × 0.9eF, vS, gbMN, * 10 np 4'ESO 572-17, MCG -3-30-20
NGC 397011 55 28.1-12 03 41S014.413.41.2 × 0.5F, S, R, psbM, p of 2MCG -2-30-41
NGC 397411 55 40.1-12 01 38SB0-a14.313.41.2 × 1.1vF, S, R, bM, f of 2MCG -2-31-1
NGC 398111 56 07.0-19 53 50SBbc11.811.05.3 × 2.5vF, pL, iFESO 572-20, MCG -3-31-1, UGCA 255, Arp 289, VV 8, IRAS 11535-1937
IC 65410 53 50.4-11 43 32S0-a15.014.11.2 × 0.6vF, S, difficMCG -2-28-18
IC 66511 00 29.9-13 51 58S15.314.50.8 × 0.4F, vS, R, bMNPM1G -13.0307
IC 67211 08 03.2-12 29 03S?15.414.60.5 × 0.2vF, vSMCG -2-29-2
IC 67911 16 36.5-13 58 17S15.614.80.9 × 0.6F, S, R, sbMNPM1G -13.0320
IC 68111 18 31.9-12 08 25Sc14.814.10.9 × 0.4vF, S, iF, difficMCG -2-29-17
IC 68811 23 40.0-09 47 45S015.514.50.7 × 0.3eF, vS, RIRAS 11211-0931
IC 69011 24 20.5-08 20 29S15.414.60.9 × 0.3pB, S, R, N = 12 mNPM1G -08.0343
IC 69511 27 58.3-11 42 55S15.714.90.8 × 0.2eF, S, v diffic
IC 70611 33 12.6-13 20 17S0-a14.813.91.3 × 0.2eF, vS, lbMMCG -2-30-4
IC 715 111 36 54.3-08 22 32S15.815.00.7 × 0.4F, pS, R
IC 715 211 36 54.8-08 22 44C16.015.00.4 × 0.3F, pS, R
IC 72111 42 28.8-08 20 25Sc15.114.41.3 × 0.3pF, pL, E pfMCG -1-30-26, IRAS 11399-0803
IC 72311 42 57.5-08 19 55Irr14.714.10.7 × 0.6pB, S, N = 12.5, rMCG -1-30-27, MK 1305, NPM1G -08.0357, IRAS 11404-0803
IC 73311 45 58.8-08 09 21S15.714.90.7 × 0.2F, vS, R, gbM, r
IC 734 111 46 03.8-08 16 15E615.314.31 × 0.4F, S, difMCG -1-30-31
IC 734 211 46 03.9-08 15 55S15.614.80.4 × 0.4F, S, difMCG -1-30-31
IC 74311 53 22.3-13 15 53Sc15.214.51.2 × 0.4F, S, difMCG -2-30-37, IRAS 11508-1259
IC 262311 03 50.9-20 05 35E414.513.50.8 × 0.5vF, vSESO 569-33, MCG -3-28-34, NPM1G -19.0356
IC 262711 09 53.5-23 43 36SBbc12.612.02.6 × 2.1eF, L, R, stell NESO 502-21, MCG -4-27-2, UGCA 227, AM 1107-232, IRAS 11074-2327
IC 266811 15 32.1-14 10 17Sa14.613.71.3 × 0.8eF, SMCG -2-29-15, IRAS 11130-1353
IC 285611 28 16.3-12 53 26Sab14.513.70.8 × 0.3vF, vS, cE 30°, cbM, suspMCG -2-29-33, IRAS 11257-1236
IC 288911 30 28.9-13 05 30SBc14.513.81.3 × 0.8eF, vS, cE 165°, bM, suspMCG -2-29-38
IC 291011 31 54.6-09 43 29S0-a14.513.61.7 × 1.2vF, vS, sbM * 13MCG -1-30-1, NPM1G -09.0432

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