|alpha Gruis||Al Na'ir||magn. 2,2||RA: 22h 08m 13.98s||Dec: -46° 57' 39.5"|
|beta Gruis||magn. 2,2||RA: 22h 42m 40.04s||Dec: -46° 53' 04.9"|
|gamma Gruis||magn. 3,2||RA: 21h 53m 55.72s||Dec: -37° 21' 53.4"|
|Description||Constellation of middling dimensions, situated to the south of Piscis Austrinus. It doesn't contain particular heavenly objects, except two double stars visible to the naked eye: delta Gruis, of fourth magnitude, and my Gruis, of fifth magnitude.|
|The constellation was drawn by the Dutch navigators Pieters Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederik de Houtman towards the end of the XVI century. In a heavenly map of Petrus Plancius it had the name of Phoenicopterus.
The name of alpha Gruis, Al Na'ir, derives from Arab and it means "bright tail of the fish": the Arabs, in fact, extended the tail of Piscis Austrinus up to this zone of the sky.