κ Gruis (kappa Gruis)
κ Gruis is a giant star in the constellation of Grus.
κ Gruis visual magnitude is 5.37. Because of its reltive faintness, κ Gruis should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about κ Gruis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of κ Gruis
κ 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 κ Gruis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of κ Gruis in the sky:
Visibility of κ Gruis from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
κ Gruis (kappa Gruis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom
Digitized Sky Survey image of κ Gruis
The image below is a photograph of κ Gruis 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 κ Gruis is 0.055 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.102 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of κ Gruis from the Sun and relative movement
κ Gruis is distant 389.95 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of κ Gruis
κ Gruis belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where κ Gruis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.