Corvus (abbr. Crv, gen. Corvi)
The Crow; a small but fairly conspicuous southern constellation whose four main stars make up an easily distinguished quadrilateral. It lies south and west of Virgo and east of Crater. Among its premier deep sky objects are the planetary nebula NGC 4361, which is large and reminiscent of the Owl Nebula, with an easily seen central star (magnitude 10.3; diameter 45"; R.A. 12h 24.5m, Dec. -18° 47.1') and the extraordinary interacting galaxies known as the Antennae. See below for details of the constellation's brightest stars.
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