Aldhanab - γ Gruis (gamma Gruis)
Aldhanab, also designated as γ Gruis (gamma Gruis), is a giant star in the constellation of Grus.
Aldhanab visual magnitude is 3.01. Because of its moderate brightness, Aldhanab should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Aldhanab:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Aldhanab
Aldhanab is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of Aldhanab are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Aldhanab in the sky:
Visibility of Aldhanab from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Aldhanab
The image below is a photograph of Aldhanab from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of Aldhanab is 0.102 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.021 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Aldhanab from the Sun and relative movement
Aldhanab is distant 202.86 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Aldhanab
Aldhanab belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Aldhanab is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.