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Crater Constellation
Constellation Crater

Crater, the Cup (Crt)

The constellation of Crater, the Cup, is best viewed in the Spring season during the month of April for mid-northern latitudes. It's brightest star is Labrum at magnitude 3.57. The boundary of the Crater constellation contains 10 stars that host known exoplanets.

The naked eye can generally see up to magnitude 6 (magnitude 8 with perfect eyes under ideal super dark-sky conditions).

      1. Meaning:
      2. Cup
      1. Genitive:
      2. Crateris
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Crt
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Hercules
      1. Best Viewing Month*:
      2. April
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 11h 21m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -13° 45'
      1. Brightest Star:
      2. Labrum (3.57m)
      1. Exoplanet Host Stars:
      2. 10
      1. Triple Stars:
      2. 1
      1. Other:
      2. Dwarf nova

    * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

    ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed.



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