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Quick Facts

Name:Grus
GRUSS
Meaning:Crane
Abbreviation:Gru
Genitive:Gruis
Visible in Latitudes:35° thru -90°
Viewing Season:Summer
Best Seen In:October, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:August 23
Right Ascension:22.61 hours
Declination:-44.5 degrees
Area:365.513 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Grus

About Grus

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.

Named Stars

 
NameStar
AlnairAlpha Gru

Neighboring Constellations

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