Constellation tour in Spring
Crater (The Goblet)

Date & Time: Feb 11 2000, 24:42 JST(+0900), 35min. Exp.
Optical: SMC PENTAX f=165mm F2.8, Aperture: F4.8, with Cokin Diffuser-1 filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Camera: PENTAX 67
Film: Ektachrome E100S (+1EV pushed)
Location: Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.

ASCII/Astroarts StellaNavigator
The constellation of Crater, the goblet, is lying just above the Hydra like the Corvus in previous page. The constellation has stars fainter than 4th magnitude; it may be fairy difficult to appreciate it under light-polluted night sky. But the Crater has been established in ancient time, so the constellation has clear shape. You can easily trace a magnificent goblet with a grip and a pedestal from several stars. This Crater is the goblet of Appolo according to the Greek myth.

Guide for Deep Sky Objects

NGC3511, NGC3513 .....Two spirals paralelling in southwest edge
NGC3672 .....Cpmpact spiral galaxy positioned in northern region
NGC3981 .....Small spiral galaxy positioned near a border to Corvus



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