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Grus
Constellation
Abbreviation Gru
Genitive Gruis
Pronunciation or colloquially genitive
Symbolism the crane
Right ascension 21h 27.4m to 23h 27.1m
Declination −36.31° to −56.39°
Quadrant SQ4
Area 366 sq. deg. (45th)
Main stars 7
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
28
Stars with planets 6
Stars brighter than 3.00m 3
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 1
Brightest star α Gru (Alnair) (1.73m)
Nearest star Gliese 832
(16.11 ly, 4.94 pc)
Messier objects 0
Meteor showers none
Bordering
constellations
Piscis Austrinus
Microscopium
Indus
Tucana
Phoenix
Sculptor
Visible at latitudes between +34° and −90°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of October.

Grus is a constellation in the southern sky.

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