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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
wb_twilight   (Astronomical Twilight)   What's Visible Now?

θ Gruis (theta Gruis)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -37.0°   Azimuth: 116.0°   Direction: East-South-East

θ Gruis is a multiple star of spectral class F5 in the constellation of Grus.

θ Gruis visual magnitude is 4.28. Because of its moderate brightness, θ Gruis is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of θ Gruis

Finder chart θ Gruis (theta Gruis) star
Simplified finder chart for θ Gruis (theta Gruis).

θ 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 θ Gruis are provided in the following table:

23h 06m 52s
-43° 31’ 14”
Image of θ Gruis (theta Gruis) star
DSS2 image of θ Gruis. The red arrow shows the motion of θ Gruis during the next 10000 years (-6.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about θ Gruis



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

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

θ Gruis star system properties

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

1.2 arcsec

Distance of θ Gruis from the Sun and relative movement

θ Gruis is distant 133.01 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

40.80 pc
133.01 ly
10 km/s
-0.039 arcsec/year
-0.023 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of θ Gruis

θ Gruis
(theta Gruis)

Visibility of θ Gruis from your location

θ Gruis (theta Gruis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom