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Grus Constellation
Constellation Grus the Crane Star Map

Grus, the Crane (Gru)


The constellation of Grus, the Crane, is best viewed in Fall during the month of October. It's brightest star is Alnair at magnitude 1.73. The boundary of the Grus constellation contains 6 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. gruss
      1. Meaning:
      2. Crane
      1. Genitive:
      2. Gruis
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Gru
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Bayer
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ4
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. October
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 22h 27m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -45° 8'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Alnair  (1.73)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 6

    Nebulae in Grus

    The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Grus :

        1. Nebula name
        2. Catalog #
        3. Nebula type

      Galaxies in Grus

      The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find galaxies in the constellation Grus:

          1. Galaxy name
          2. Catalog #
          3. Galaxy type

        Exoplanets in Grus

        These are the most notable named exoplanet systems known in the constellation Grus. Bear in mind that we will likely discover billions of exoplanets in the years to come.

            1. Host star name
            2. Exoplanet name

          * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

          ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite).