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Grus Constellation
Constellation Grus the Crane Star Map

Grus, the Crane (Gru)


The Southern 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

    Brightest Stars in Grus

    The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Grus by magnitude.

        1. Star
        2. Magnitude
        3. Spectral class

      Nebulae in Grus

      Notable and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Grus . Also see all nebulae.

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

        Galaxies in Grus

        The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find galaxies in the constellation Grus. Also see all galaxies.

            1. Galaxy name
            2. Alt name
            3. Galaxy type

          Milky Way Satellites in Grus

          Dwarf satellite galaxies that orbit the Milky Way Galaxy located in the constellation Grus. Also see all Milky Way satellite galaxies.

              1. Galaxy name
              2. Alt name
              3. Magnitude
              1. Grus II
              1. Grus I

            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. Also see all exoplanets.

                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).