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Crater (Cup)

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γ Crateris is a close double star, NGC 3511 is a spiral galaxy with a slight bar, seen nearly from the edge.

In Greek Mythology, Apollo tosses angrily a crow, a snake and this constealltion, a cup into the sky. This is because a crow was sent to fetch water in the cup but lazily the crow fetches water and takes back a water snake as an excuse.

Neighbouring Constellations

Leo (Lion)

Hydra (Sea Serpent)

Virgo (Virgin)

Corvus (Crow)

Picture of Crater