κ2 Indi (kappa2 Indi)
κ2 Indi is a giant star in the constellation of Indus.
κ2 Indi visual magnitude is 5.62. Because of its reltive faintness, κ2 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 κ2 Indi:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of κ2 Indi
κ2 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 κ2 Indi are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of κ2 Indi in the sky:
Visibility of κ2 Indi from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of κ2 Indi
The image below is a photograph of κ2 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 κ2 Indi is 0.048 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.056 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of κ2 Indi from the Sun and relative movement
κ2 Indi is distant 514.20 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of κ2 Indi
κ2 Indi belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where κ2 Indi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.