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Iota Gruis

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationIota Gruis
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)8820
Right Ascension23h 10m 22s
Declination-45° 14' 48"
Distance206 light years
63 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +3.88
Absolute: +0.13
Spectral ClassK1III orange giant
Optimum VisibilitySeptember (Usually visible from southern latitudes)

There are a number of faint and distant galaxies on almost the same line of sight as Iota Gruis. Most are too faint to be seen in this image, but one is just bright enough to be visible here: magnifying the small blue object to the direct northeast (upper left) of the star will reveal the elongated shape of the lenticular galaxy PGC 70632. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas


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