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TimezoneEurope/London
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β Indi (beta Indi)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -46.01°   Az: 228.18°   Direction: South-West

β Indi is a double bright giant star of spectral class K1 in the constellation of Indus.

β Indi visual magnitude is 3.65. Because of its moderate brightness, β 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.

β Indi is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

Image of β Indi (beta Indi) star
DSS2 image of β Indi. The red arrow shows the motion of β Indi during the next 10000 years (2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.33 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

20h 56m 42s
-58° 21’ 33”
06h 37m 37s
03h 34m 20s

J2000

20h 54m 48s
-58° 27’ 15”

Galactic Coordinates

338.16°
-38.85°

Finder Chart

Finder chart β Indi (beta Indi) star
Simplified finder chart for β Indi (beta Indi).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

3.65
Bright giant

-2.68
K1II
4213K

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

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

Star System Properties

β 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 β Indi double sysyem:

3.65
12.45
8.8
17.3 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

β Indi is distant 602.59 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

184.84 pc
602.59 ly
-5 km/s
0.017 arcsec/y
-0.026 "/y

Alternative Designations

β Indi
(beta Indi)
SAO246784
SAO246784

Visibility from Your Location

β Indi (beta Indi) is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK