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κ1 Indi (kappa1 Indi)

Altitude: -78.6°   Azimuth: 222.6°   Direction: South-West

κ1 Indi is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Indus.

κ1 Indi visual magnitude is 6.12. Because of its reltive faintness, κ1 Indi should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about κ1 Indi:


κ1 Indi (kappa1 Indi) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -78.6°
Azimuth: 222.6°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of κ1 Indi

κ1 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 κ1 Indi are provided in the following table:

21h 58m 30s
-59° 00’ 43”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of κ1 Indi in the sky:

Finder chart κ1 Indi (kappa1 Indi) star
Simplified finder chart for κ1 Indi (kappa1 Indi).

Visibility of κ1 Indi from your location

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

κ1 Indi (kappa1 Indi) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of κ1 Indi

The image below is a photograph of κ1 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 κ1 Indi is 0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of κ1 Indi (kappa1 Indi) star
DSS2 image of κ1 Indi. The red arrow shows the motion of κ1 Indi during the next 10000 years (0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of κ1 Indi from the Sun and relative movement

κ1 Indi is distant 216.76 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 40 kilometers per second.

66.49 pc
216.76 ly
40 km/s
0.005 arcsec/year
0.026 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of κ1 Indi

κ1 Indi belongs to spectral class F3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where κ1 Indi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of κ1 Indi. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of κ1 Indi

κ1 Indi
(kappa1 Indi)