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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

IndusPiscis Austrinus
MicroscopiumSculptor
PhoenixTucana
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