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A Field Book of the Stars/Corvus

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CORVUS (kôr'-vus)—THE CROW. (Face South.)

Location.—A line drawn from the Bee Hive, in Cancer, through Regulus in Leo, and prolonged about 40 degrees, ends near the conspicuous quadrilateral which distinguishes Corvus. The brightest star in this region of the sky is Spica in Virgo. It lies about 10 degrees northeast of Algorab.

(ζ) is a double star for binoculars. A faint pair of stars lie close below and to the west of (β). The Crow is represented as standing on, and pecking at, the coils of Hydra. The star Al Chiba is in the Crow's bill.

Corvus was known as the Raven in Chaucer's time.

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