Blue Star in Grus
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Alnair, brightest of the stars that make up
Grus the Crane, is just over one hundred
light years from the Solar System.
Alnair means 'The Bright One', and its magnitude of +1.7 certainly
makes this variable blue star the brightest in its home constellation of Grus, the Crane.
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