π2 Gruis (pi2 Gruis)
π2 Gruis is a double giant star in the constellation of Grus.
π2 Gruis visual magnitude is 5.62. Because of its reltive faintness, π2 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 π2 Gruis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of π2 Gruis
π2 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 π2 Gruis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of π2 Gruis in the sky:
Visibility of π2 Gruis from your location
π2 Gruis (pi2 Gruis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of π2 Gruis
The image below is a photograph of π2 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 π2 Gruis is 0.237 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.061 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of π2 Gruis from the Sun and relative movement
π2 Gruis is distant 132.41 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of π2 Gruis
π2 Gruis belongs to spectral class F3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where π2 Gruis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
π2 Gruis star system properties
π2 Gruis is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the π2 Gruis double sysyem: