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ζ Gruis (zeta Gruis)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -14.12°   Az: 178.60°   Direction: South

ζ Gruis is a giant star of spectral class G8 in the constellation of Grus.

ζ Gruis visual magnitude is 4.12. Because of its moderate brightness, ζ 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.

Image of ζ Gruis (zeta Gruis) star
DSS2 image of ζ Gruis. The red arrow shows the motion of ζ Gruis during the next 10000 years (-11.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.33 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


23h 02m 19s
-52° 37’ 18”
23h 51m 04s
22h 53m 23s


23h 00m 52s
-52° 45’ 15”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart ζ Gruis (zeta Gruis) star
Simplified finder chart for ζ Gruis (zeta Gruis).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



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

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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

ζ Gruis is distant 112.45 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

-1 km/s
-0.067 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations

ζ Gruis
(zeta Gruis)

Visibility from Your Location

ζ Gruis (zeta Gruis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK