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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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ι Gruis (iota Gruis)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -45.1°   Azimuth: 249.2°   Direction: West-South-West

ι Gruis is a giant star of spectral class K1 in the constellation of Grus.

ι Gruis visual magnitude is 3.9. Because of its moderate brightness, ι Gruis is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ι Gruis

Finder chart ι Gruis (iota Gruis) star
Simplified finder chart for ι Gruis (iota Gruis).

ι Gruis is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of ι Gruis are provided in the following table:

23h 10m 21s
-45° 14’ 48”
Image of ι Gruis (iota Gruis) star
DSS2 image of ι Gruis. The red arrow shows the motion of ι Gruis during the next 1000 years (2.27 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ι Gruis


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where ι Gruis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ι Gruis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of ι Gruis from the Sun and relative movement

ι Gruis is distant 184.91 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

56.72 pc
184.91 ly
-4 km/s
0.136 arcsec/year
-0.03 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of ι Gruis

ι Gruis
(iota Gruis)

Visibility of ι Gruis from your location

ι Gruis (iota Gruis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK