Corvus


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Map created in Guide 7.0 with the figure outline based on Johannes Hevelius' Uranographia (1690). Click on the object's name to access its image or click on the name of adjacent constellation to see its map.


Corvus depicts the Raven sent by Apollo to bring water in the Cup (Crater). Distracted by fig fruits, the bird eventually return with Water Snake (Hydra) as well, claiming the reptile to be the reason for his long delay. Apollo was not amuzed and tossed the Raven and company into the night sky.


Antenae (interacting galaxies NGC4038/NGC4039) are the most famous deep sky object in Corvus.


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