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Indus (The Indian) Constellation

Altitude: -64.5°   Azimuth: 236.8°   Direction: West-South-West

Indus (pronounced ˈɪndəs) is the Latin name of a large constellation (in fact it extends itself for about 34 degrees across the sky) situated south of the celestial equator. As such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

In English language this constellation is also known as "The Indian" while in astronomical texts and literature this constellation is often abbreviated as "Ind" (according to the standard of the International Astronomical Union - IAU) or as "Indi" (according to a naming convention used by NASA).

The Latin genitive of the constellation name is "Indi" (pronounced ˈɪndaɪ) and it is used to identify some of the brightest stars in this constellation based on the Bayer or Flamsteed star naming convention. For instance: α Indi (the brightest star of Indus based on the Bayer catalog); or 23 Indi (the 23th star in the constellation of Indus based on the Flamsteed catalog).

Indus is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
Available Resources for Indus

Sky Chart of Indus Constellation

Here we provide a simplified sky chart of the Indus constellation. Alternatively it is possible to locate Indus in the night sky using our Online Interactive Planetarium.

Chart of  constellation
This constellation image is derivatve work based on original work by IAU and Sky & Telescope magazine (Roger Sinnott & Rick Fienberg) CC-BY-3.0.

Visibility of Indus Constellation

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Indus is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

The rise and set times provided here are just directional indications and they refer to a point approximately placed at the center of the constellation. In case of very large constellations (like Indus actually is) these times can have little relevance.

Bright Stars in Indus Constellation

The table below lists the top 20 brightest stars in the Indus constellation. See also the complete list of 39 stars brighter than magnitude 6.5 (approximate) in the constellation of Indus. Click on each star to see more details about it.

HR Number(*) Star designation Proper name Visual magnitude Color Notes
HR7869 α Indi 3.11 Multiple;
HR7986 β Indi 3.65 Double;
HR8140 θ Indi 4.39 Double;
HR8368 δ Indi 4.4 Double;
HR7920 η Indi 4.51
HR8387 ε Indi 4.69
HR7952 ζ Indi 4.89
HR7968 ι Indi 5.05
HR8055 μ Indi 5.16
HR8515 ν Indi 5.29 Double;
HR8769 5.52
HR8333 ο Indi 5.53
HR8547 5.55
HR8331 5.62
HR8409 κ2 Indi 5.62
HR8114 5.75 Double;
HR8027 5.76
HR8527 5.78
HR8352 5.9 Double;
HR8145 6 Variable;
...go to the complete list of 39 bright stars in the constellation of Indus

(*) HR stands for Harvard Revised Bright Star Catalogue, which is also known as the Yale Catalogue of Bright Stars.

Deep Sky Objects in Indus Constellation

The table below lists the 20 brightest deep sky objects in the Indus constellation. See also the complete list of 84 deep sky objects in the constellation of Indus. The list includes objects from the Messier, New General Catalogue (NGC) and Index Catalogue (IC).

Name Type Magnitude
NGC 7049 Galaxy 10.74 (V)
IC 5152 Galaxy 10.9 (V)
NGC 7083 Galaxy 11.04 (V)
NGC 7090 Galaxy 11.05 (V)
NGC 7041 Galaxy 11.11 (V)
NGC 7192 Galaxy 11.21 (V)
NGC 7196 Galaxy 11.54 (V)
NGC 7096 Galaxy 11.58 (V)
NGC 7029 Galaxy 11.81 (V)
NGC 7155 Galaxy 11.83 (V)
NGC 7168 Galaxy 11.86 (V)
NGC 6909 Galaxy 11.88 (V)
NGC 7007 Galaxy 12.04 (V)
NGC 6935 Galaxy 12.1 (V)
NGC 6942 Galaxy 12.1 (V)
NGC 7124 Galaxy 12.22 (V)
NGC 7014 Galaxy 12.25 (V)
NGC 7126 Galaxy 12.36 (V)
NGC 7125 Galaxy 12.37 (V)
NGC 6984 Galaxy 12.65 (V)
...go to the complete list of 84 deep sky objects in the constellation of Indus