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Grus Constellation

Grus (Pronounciation:Grus, Abbrev:Gru, Latin:Gruis) is a constellation, one of 88 constellations that the night sky is divided into. The sky is not divided up equally between the constellations. Grus takes up 365.513 sq. degrees of the night sky which equates to 0.89% of the night sky. The constellation gets its name as it name means The Crane . It was not one of the original constellations that had been devised by Ptolemy, instead it was created by Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman years later.

Grus is a southern hemispheric constellation which means it can't be seen easily or at all from the northern hemisphere. The brightest star in Grus is Al Nair. There are 7 Extrasolar Planets (Exoplanets) in this constellation that are detailed on this site.

There is no Greek Legend behind this constellation. It was created by Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman to fill in the voids in the astronomical charts.

There are no major meteor showers that radiate from within this constellation.

Grus Facts


NameGrus
AbbreviationGru
Is a Zodiac Sign No
Brightest StarAl Nair
Area365.513 sq. deg.
Percentage of Night Sky0.89%
Size Position45th
Hemisphere Southern
Site Exoplanet Count7
Meteor Shower Count1
Bordering / Neighbouring / Surrounding ConstellationsPiscis Austrinus
Microscopium
Indus
Tucana
Phoenix
Sculptor

Grus Constellation Map


Grus Constellation Star Map

The map was generated using Night Vision, an awesome free application by Brian Simpson.

List of Stars with Exoplanets in Grus


StarDistance (Lt. Yrs.)Exoplanet CountDeclinationRight Ascension
Gliese 83216.162-49d 00` 25.321h 33m 34.02
HD 208487149.552-37d 45` 48.021h 57m 19.77
HD 213240132.531-49d 25` 58.122h 31m 00.49
HD 215456124.022-48d 58` 43.322h 46m 07.85

List of Named Stars in Grus without Extrasolar Planets

As there's so many stars in the cosmos, not all the stars are listed here. The site has lots of stars not listed so if your star isn't listed and you know the Henry Draper or Hipparcos ID, type https://www.universeguide.com/star/ then followed by the HIPNNNNNN or HDNNNN where NNNNN is the number part of the name. The stars that I do list have either a traditional name, a bayer or other classification name.

StarDistance (Lt. Yrs.)DeclinationRight Ascension
Al Dhanab211.11-37d 21` 53.421h 53m 55.65
Al Nair101.01-46d 57` 38.222h 08m 13.88
Beta Gruis176.97-46d 53` 04.422h 42m 39.93
BZ Gruis468.63-37d 44` 48.721h 57m 02.14
Delta1 Gruis309.45-43d 29` 44.022h 29m 16.15
Delta2 Gruis330.12-43d 44` 57.222h 29m 45.45
DL Gruis918.77-40d 35` 29.223h 10m 09.72
Epsilon Gruis128.92-51d 19` 00.122h 48m 33.20
Eta Gruis414.97-53d 30` 00.622h 45m 37.85
Iota Gruis183.24-45d 14` 47.923h 10m 21.43
Kappa Gruis364.02-53d 57` 52.723h 04m 39.57
Lambda Gruis242.14-39d 32` 35.022h 06m 06.90
Mu1 Gruis274.78-41d 20` 48.322h 15m 36.88
Mu2 Gruis265.39-41d 37` 37.922h 16m 26.57
Nu Gruis285.11-39d 07` 53.022h 28m 39.18
Omicron Gruis100.36-52d 43` 18.923h 26m 36.54
Phi Gruis115.50-40d 49` 26.623h 18m 09.79
Pi1 Gruis532.08-45d 56` 52.522h 22m 44.18
Pi2 Gruis130.47-45d 55` 42.022h 23m 07.79
Rho Gruis230.34-41d 24` 50.822h 43m 29.97
RS Gruis776.58-48d 11` 22.021h 43m 04.28
S Gruis1456.09-48d 26` 18.722h 26m 05.45
Sigma1 Gruis222.79-40d 34` 57.022h 36m 29.27
Sigma2 Gruis214.72-40d 35` 27.122h 36m 58.82
Tau1 Gruis106.38-48d 35` 53.122h 53m 37.74
Tau2 Gruis155.54-48d 27` 57.422h 55m 16.35
Tau2 Gruis B145.28-48d 29` 30.822h 55m 16.19
Tau3 Gruis243.41-47d 58` 09.222h 56m 47.82
Theta Gruis131.89-43d 31` 13.223h 06m 52.77
Upsilon Gruis284.86-38d 53` 32.323h 06m 53.60
W Gruis1136.46-43d 50` 28.322h 41m 18.67
Xi Gruis465.95-41d 10` 45.621h 32m 05.86
Zeta Gruis108.87-52d 45` 14.823h 00m 52.87



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