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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
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α Indi (alpha Indi)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -11.44°   Az: 198.57°   Direction: South-South-West

α Indi is a multiple hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Indus.

α Indi visual magnitude is 3.11. Because of its moderate brightness, α Indi is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Image of α Indi (alpha Indi) star
DSS2 image of α Indi. The red arrow shows the motion of α Indi during the next 10000 years (8.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 11.00 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

20h 39m 16s
-47° 12’ 15”
01h 49m 23s
22h 28m 40s

J2000

20h 37m 33s
-47° 17’ 29”

Galactic Coordinates

352.57°
-37.21°

Finder Chart

Finder chart α Indi (alpha Indi) star
Simplified finder chart for α Indi (alpha Indi).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

3.11
Hypergiant

0.65
K0III
4743K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where α Indi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of α Indi. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

α Indi is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the α Indi double sysyem:

3.11
11.91
8.8
66 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

α Indi is distant 101.21 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

31.05
101.21
-1 km/s
0.053 arcsec/y
0.066"/y

Alternative Designations

α Indi
(alpha Indi)
SAO230300
SAO230300
Gl 794.1

Visibility from Your Location

α Indi (alpha Indi) is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK