μ1 Gruis (mu1 Gruis)
μ1 Gruis is a giant star in the constellation of Grus.
μ1 Gruis visual magnitude is 4.79. Because of its moderate brightness, μ1 Gruis 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 μ1 Gruis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of μ1 Gruis
μ1 Gruis 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 μ1 Gruis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of μ1 Gruis in the sky:
Visibility of μ1 Gruis from your location
μ1 Gruis (mu1 Gruis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of μ1 Gruis
The image below is a photograph of μ1 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 μ1 Gruis is 0.044 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of μ1 Gruis from the Sun and relative movement
μ1 Gruis is distant 262.06 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of μ1 Gruis
μ1 Gruis belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where μ1 Gruis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.