|Visible in Latitudes:||35° thru -90°|
|Best Seen In:||October, 9:00 pm|
|Transit Date:||August 23|
|Right Ascension:||22.61 hours|
|Area:||365.513 sq. degrees|
Grus was named by Johann Bayer in 1603. The ancient Egyptians used the Crane as a symbol of the astronomer because of high flight. Grus, also called Phoenicopterus (Flamingo) in the past, used to be part of Piscis Austrinus.