μ2 Gruis (mu2 Gruis)
μ2 Gruis is a giant star in the constellation of Grus.
μ2 Gruis visual magnitude is 5.1. Because of its reltive faintness, μ2 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 μ2 Gruis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of μ2 Gruis
μ2 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 μ2 Gruis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of μ2 Gruis in the sky:
Visibility of μ2 Gruis from your location
μ2 Gruis (mu2 Gruis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of μ2 Gruis
The image below is a photograph of μ2 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 μ2 Gruis is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of μ2 Gruis from the Sun and relative movement
μ2 Gruis is distant 239.53 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of μ2 Gruis
μ2 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 μ2 Gruis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.