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

γ Indi (gamma Indi)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -53.6°   Azimuth: 239.8°   Direction: West-South-West

γ Indi is a variable giant star of spectral class F1 in the constellation of Indus.

γ Indi visual magnitude is 6.12. Because of its faintness, γ Indi is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of γ Indi

Finder chart γ Indi (gamma Indi) star
Simplified finder chart for γ Indi (gamma Indi).

γ 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 γ Indi are provided in the following table:

21h 26m 15s
-54° 39’ 38”
Image of γ Indi (gamma Indi) star
DSS2 image of γ Indi. The red arrow shows the motion of γ Indi during the next 10000 years (0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 6.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about γ Indi


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


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

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

Distance of γ Indi from the Sun and relative movement

γ Indi is distant 207.91 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

63.78 pc
207.91 ly
7 km/s
0.004 arcsec/year
0.036 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of γ Indi

γ Indi
(gamma Indi)

Visibility of γ Indi from your location

γ Indi (gamma Indi) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom