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ν Gruis (nu Gruis)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -48.0°   Azimuth: 96.9°   Direction: East

ν Gruis is a double giant star of spectral class G9 in the constellation of Grus.

ν Gruis visual magnitude is 5.47. Because of its faintness, ν Gruis is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

ν Gruis is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

Image of ν Gruis (nu Gruis) star
DSS2 image of ν Gruis. The red arrow shows the motion of ν Gruis during the next 1000 years (0.65 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.73 arcmin in declination);

Apparent Coordinates

22h 30m 04s
-39° 00’ 21”
15h 54m 18s

J2000 Coordinates

22h 28m 39s
-39° 07’ 54”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart ν Gruis (nu Gruis) star
Simplified finder chart for ν Gruis (nu Gruis).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



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

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

Star System Properties

ν Gruis is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the ν Gruis double sysyem:

27.3 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

ν Gruis is distant 262.48 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

80.52 pc
262.48 ly
11 km/s
0.039 arcsec/y
-0.164 "/y

Alternative Designations

ν Gruis
(nu Gruis)

Visibility from Your Location

ν Gruis (nu Gruis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK