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ε Indi (epsilon Indi)

Altitude: -65.9°   Azimuth: 241.2°   Direction: West-South-West

ε Indi is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Indus.

ε Indi visual magnitude is 4.69. Because of its moderate brightness, ε Indi should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about ε Indi:


ε Indi (epsilon Indi) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -65.9°
Azimuth: 241.2°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ε Indi

ε Indi is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of ε Indi are provided in the following table:

22h 03m 21s
-56° 47’ 09”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ε Indi in the sky:

Finder chart ε Indi (epsilon Indi) star
Simplified finder chart for ε Indi (epsilon Indi).

Visibility of ε Indi from your location

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

ε Indi (epsilon Indi) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of ε Indi

The image below is a photograph of ε Indi from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of ε Indi is 3.961 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -2.538 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ε Indi (epsilon Indi) star
DSS2 image of ε Indi. The red arrow shows the motion of ε Indi during the next 100 years (6.60 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.23 arcmin in declination);

Distance of ε Indi from the Sun and relative movement

ε Indi is distant 11.82 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 40 kilometers per second.

3.63 pc
11.82 ly
-40 km/s
3.961 arcsec/year
-2.538 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ε Indi

ε Indi belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

Alternative designations of ε Indi

ε Indi
(epsilon Indi)