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Crater Constellation
Constellation Crater the Cup

Crater, the Cup (Crt)  

(CRAY-ter)


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

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. CRAY-ter
      1. Meaning:
      2. Cup
      1. Genitive:
      2. Crateris
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Crt
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Hercules
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ2
      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. Stars with planets:
      2. 10
      1. Triple star systems:
      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 (and not at all in the opposite).



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