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Encyclopedia > Grus (constellation)
Grus
Grus
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Abbreviation Gru
Genitive Gruis
Symbology the Crane
Right ascension 22 h
Declination −47°
Area 366 sq. deg.
Ranked 45th
Number of stars
(magnitude < 3)
2
Brightest star α Gru (Al Na'ir)
(App. magnitude +1.73)
Meteor showers
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Bordering
constellations
Visible at latitudes between +34° and −90°
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of October

Grus (Latin for Crane) is a southern constellation. The constellation was one of twelve constellations created by Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman between 1595 and 1597, and it first appeared in Johann Bayer's Uranometria of 1603. An alternate name for this constellation, Phoenicopterus (Latin for flamingo), was used briefly in England during the 17th century[1]. Image File history File links Grus_constellation_map. ... The genitive case is a grammatical case that indicates a relationship, primarily one of possession, between the noun in the genitive case and another noun. ... Genera Grus Anthropoides Balearica Bugeranus Cranes are large, long-legged with large talons and long-necked birds of the order Gargoyles, and family Gruesome killers. ... Right ascension (RA; symbol α: Greek letter alpha) is the astronomical term for one of the two coordinates of a point on the celestial sphere when using the equatorial coordinate system. ... In astronomy, declination (dec) is one of the two coordinates of the equatorial coordinate system, the other being either right ascension or hour angle. ... Here is a list of the 88 modern constellations by their area in the sky, measured in square degrees. ... // Headline text HEY!! HOW ARE YOU ALL?? Its nice of you to come read this page. ... Alpha Gruis (α Gru / α Gruis) is the brighest star in the constellation Grus. ... // Headline text HEY!! HOW ARE YOU ALL?? Its nice of you to come read this page. ... Leonid Meteor Shower From earliest times, humankind has noticed flurries of meteors that seemed to emanate from particular points in the sky at particular times of the year. ... Piscis Austrinus or Piscis Australis (both of which are Latin for Southern Fish) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and is also one of the 88 modern constellations. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Indus is a southern constellation that is supposed to represent an American Indian. ... Tucana (Latin for Toucan) is a southern constellation. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Sculptor constellation ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Genera Grus Anthropoides Balearica Bugeranus Cranes are large, long-legged with large talons and long-necked birds of the order Gargoyles, and family Gruesome killers. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser (1540-1596) was a Dutch navigator. ... Frederick de Houtman (1571—1627) was a Dutch explorer who sailed along the Western coast of Australia (see History of Western Australia) en route to Batavia. ... Events January 30 - William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet is performed for the first time. ... Events 17 January - A court case in Guildford recorded evidence that a certain plot of land was used for playing “kreckett” (i. ... Johann Bayer (1572 &#8211; March 7, 1625) was a German astronomer. ... Uranometrias engraving of the constellation Orion, courtesy of the US Naval Observatory Library Uranometria is the short title of a star atlas produced by Johann Bayer. ... King James I of England/VII of Scotland, the first monarch to rule the Kingdoms of England and Scotland at the same time Events March - Samuel de Champlain, French explorer, sails to Canada March 24 - Elizabeth I of England dies and is succeeded by her cousin King James I of... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ...

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History and mythology

Until the 17th century, Grus was considered part of Piscis Austrinus. The Arabic names of many of its stars reflect this classification. Since it was created in the 17th century, there is no earlier mythology associated with it. Piscis Austrinus or Piscis Australis (both of which are Latin for Southern Fish) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and is also one of the 88 modern constellations. ... The Arabic language (Arabic: ‎ translit: ), or simply Arabic (Arabic: ‎ translit: ), is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ...

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Stars

Stars with proper names:
  • (α Gru) 1.73 Al Na'ir [Al Nair, Alnair]
    < النائر Al-Na´ir The illuminous or the bright one (of the tail of Piscis Austrinus)
  • (γ Gru) 3.00 Al Dhanab
    < الذنب Al-Ðanab The tail (of Piscis Austrinus)
Stars with Bayer designations:
β Gru 2.07; δ1 Gru 3.97; δ2 Gru 4.12; ε Gru 3.49; ζ Gru 4.11; η Gru 4.84; θ Gru 4.28; ι Gru 3.88; κ Gru 5.37; λ Gru 4.47; μ1 Gru 4.79; μ2 Gru 5.11; ν Gru 5.47; ξ Gru 5.29; ο Gru 5.53; π1 Gru 6.42; π2 Gru 5.62; ρ Gru 4.84; σ1 Gru 6.28; σ2 Gru 5.85; τ1 Gru 6.03 – has a planet; τ2 Gru – double 6.67, 7.22; τ3 Gru 5.72; υ Gru 5.62; φ Gru 5.54
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Alpha Gruis (α Gru / α Gruis) is the brighest star in the constellation Grus. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Grus (Latin for Crane) is a southern constellation. ...

References

  1. ^ Obsolete Constellations: Pheonicopterus
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External links

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Constellations changed by Johann Bayer in the 1603 text Uranometria This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Johann Bayer (1572 &#8211; March 7, 1625) was a German astronomer. ... King James I of England/VII of Scotland, the first monarch to rule the Kingdoms of England and Scotland at the same time Events March - Samuel de Champlain, French explorer, sails to Canada March 24 - Elizabeth I of England dies and is succeeded by her cousin King James I of... Uranometrias engraving of the constellation Orion, courtesy of the US Naval Observatory Library Uranometria is the short title of a star atlas produced by Johann Bayer. ...

Centaurus | split into | Centaurus | Crux
Leo | split into | Leo | Coma Berenices
Piscis Austrinus | split into | Piscis Austrinus | Grus
Sagittarius | split into | Sagittarius | Corona Australis


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The 12 Constellations created by Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman between 1595 and 1597 and introduced by Johann Bayer in the 1603 text Uranometria This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser (1540-1596) was a Dutch navigator. ... Frederick de Houtman (1571—1627) was a Dutch explorer who sailed along the Western coast of Australia (see History of Western Australia) en route to Batavia. ... Events January 30 - William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet is performed for the first time. ... Events 17 January - A court case in Guildford recorded evidence that a certain plot of land was used for playing “kreckett” (i. ... Johann Bayer (1572 &#8211; March 7, 1625) was a German astronomer. ... King James I of England/VII of Scotland, the first monarch to rule the Kingdoms of England and Scotland at the same time Events March - Samuel de Champlain, French explorer, sails to Canada March 24 - Elizabeth I of England dies and is succeeded by her cousin King James I of... Uranometrias engraving of the constellation Orion, courtesy of the US Naval Observatory Library Uranometria is the short title of a star atlas produced by Johann Bayer. ...

Apus | Chamaeleon | Dorado | Grus | Hydrus | Indus | Musca | Pavo | Phoenix | Triangulum Australe | Tucana | Volans
The 88 modern Constellations
Andromeda • Antlia • Apus • Aquarius • Aquila • Ara • Aries • Auriga • Boötes • Caelum • Camelopardalis • Cancer • Canes Venatici • Canis Major • Canis Minor • Capricornus • Carina • Cassiopeia • Centaurus • Cepheus • Cetus • Chamaeleon • Circinus • Columba • Coma Berenices • Corona Australis • Corona Borealis • Corvus • Crater • Crux • Cygnus • Delphinus • Dorado • Draco • Equuleus • Eridanus • Fornax • Gemini • Grus • Hercules • Horologium • Hydra • Hydrus • Indus • Lacerta • Leo • Leo Minor • Lepus • Libra • Lupus • Lynx • Lyra • Mensa • Microscopium • Monoceros • Musca • Norma • Octans • Ophiuchus • Orion • Pavo • Pegasus • Perseus • Phoenix • Pictor • Pisces • Piscis Austrinus • Puppis • Pyxis • Reticulum • Sagitta • Sagittarius • Scorpius • Sculptor • Scutum • Serpens • Sextans • Taurus • Telescopium • Triangulum • Triangulum Australe • Tucana • Ursa Major • Ursa Minor • Vela • Virgo • Volans • Vulpecula

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Star Tales – Grus (176 words)
The constellation was first shown on a celestial globe by Petrus Plancius in 1598 under the name Krane Grus, respectively Dutch and Latin for crane, although on a later Plancius globe issued posthumously in 1625 it bore the alternative title of Phoenicopterus, the flamingo.
Grus cranes its neck in the Uranographia of Johann Bode.
The constellation’s brightest star, of second magnitude, is named Alnair, from an abbreviation of the Arabic meaning ‘the bright one from the fish’s tail’, for the Arabs had extended the tail of the southern fish into this region.
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