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The Crane

Constellation of the southern sky

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Relative Galactic Position of Grus

Grus, the constellation of the Crane, contains stars viewed 'downwards' through the Galactic disc, which accounts for its sparse nature.

A constellation of the southern sky, lying immediately south of the bright star Fomalhaut. Important features are the hot blue star Alnair, and the easily distinguished double star of Delta Gruis.


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