Corvus: The CrowPronunciation: COR-vus
|Corvus Constellation Profile|
|Abbreviation: Crv||Genitive: Corvi|
|Origin: Ancient||Location: Southern Hemisphere|
|Best View (North): Spring||Best View (South):|
|Bordering Constellations: Virgo, Crater, Hydra|
The Myth Behind the Constellation CorvusThe mythology of Corvus, “The Crow”, is linked with two other constellations in its vicinity; Crater “The Cup” and Hydra “The Serpent”. Apollo was getting ready to make a sacrifice to Zeus when he sent Corvus to fetch a cup of water. When the crow got to the stream, a tasty-looking fig caught his eye. It was not yet ripe, so he decided to wait there until it was. He realized the delay would upset Apollo, so he found a snake and made up a tale about how he had been attacked by it. The god saw through the lie and banished the crow, the cup, and the serpent to the sky.
Corvus Constellation Points of InterestInteresting stars and objects.
Bright Stars in CorvusThese are the stars in Corvus with a minimum magnitude of 3.0.
|Gienah||Gamma Corvi||2.58||Blue-White||373 suns||165 ly|
|Kraz||Beta Corvi||2.65||Blue-White||188 suns||140 ly|
|Algorab||Delta Corvi||2.94||Orange/White||48 suns||88 ly|