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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

            * Constellation shown for northen hemisphere skies. For the southern hemisphere, constellations appear rotated 180 degrees (upside-down and left-right reversed) from what is shown. Remember that seasons are reversed too - summer in northern latitudes is winter in southern latitudes.

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