Eta Crateris

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Eta Crateris
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Crater
Right ascension 11h 56m 00.95323s
Declination −17° 09′ 02.9781″
Apparent magnitude (V) 5.168
Distance 285 ly
(87.4 pc)
Spectral type A0V
Other designations
30 Crateris, BD−16° 3358, HD 103632, HIP 58188, HR 4567, IRAS 11534-1652, SAO 156988, FK5 1309

Eta Crateris (η Crt) is a 5.17 vmag, A1III white giant star, 251 ly from Earth that marks the lip of the tilted bowl on the left side in the constellation Crater. Eta Crateris lies in the sky NE of Zeta Crateris and NNW of 31 Crateris, the three stars forming an almost perfect right triangle with Eta at the right angle and 31 and Zeta the ends of the hypotenuse. Eta Crateris also lies to the right (west) of the bright star Gamma Corvi.

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