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Corvus – The Crow

Corvus is one of the 88 constellations within the celestial sphere.

Corvus is one of the 42 constellations that represents an animal.

Symbolism: Corvus is also known as ‘The Crow’


History & Mythology

Corvus constellation has 4 stars that make up the body of a crow. In Greek mythology, Corvus represents the sacred bird of Apollo, who tasked the bird with collecting water, however returned with the water snake of constellation Hydra. Corvus is a small constellation to the south west of Virgo.


Key Data

Bordering Constellations: Corvus is bordered by constellations Hydra, Crater & Virgo.

Sky Chart #: 5.

Star Raking: 70th largest constellation in the celestial sphere. 

Main Stars: Corvus consists of 4 main stars.

Brightest Star: Gamma Corvi.


Kids Fun Facts Corner

# 1. Corvus has 3 stars with planets.

# 2. Delta Corvi is a double star in the Corvus constellation.

# 3. Gamma Corvi is the brightest star in Corvus.


Q&A Corner

Q. What is Corvus also known as?

Q. How many main stars does Corvus have?

Q. What is the brightest star in Corvus?

Q. How many stars have planets in Corvus?

Q. What number star ranking is Corvus in the celestial sphere?

Download questions about the Corvus Constellation here: Corvus (answers are on this page)

Teachers. For more in depth work sheets on constellations. Click on Kidskonnect Worksheets  

For further reading and more information on the Corvus Constellation visit

  Key Vocabulary Constellation. Star. Celestial. Sphere.


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