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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?

η Indi (eta Indi)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -16.8°   Azimuth: 199.7°   Direction: South-South-West

η Indi is a giant star of spectral class A7 in the constellation of Indus.

η Indi visual magnitude is 4.51. Because of its moderate brightness, η 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.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of η Indi

Finder chart η Indi (eta Indi) star
Simplified finder chart for η Indi (eta Indi).

η 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 η Indi are provided in the following table:

20h 44m 02s
-51° 55’ 15”
Image of η Indi (eta Indi) star
DSS2 image of η Indi. The red arrow shows the motion of η Indi during the next 1000 years (2.63 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.97 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about η Indi


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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

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

Distance of η Indi from the Sun and relative movement

η Indi is distant 78.78 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

24.17 pc
78.78 ly
-2 km/s
0.158 arcsec/year
-0.058 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of η Indi

η Indi
(eta Indi)

Visibility of η Indi from your location

η Indi (eta Indi) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom