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Grus Constellation
Constellation Grus the Crane

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  (1.73m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 6
      1. Pulsars:
      2. 1

    * 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).