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κ2 Indi (kappa2 Indi)

Altitude: -69.4°   Azimuth: 126.5°   Direction: South-East

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:


κ2 Indi (kappa2 Indi) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -69.4°
Azimuth: 126.5°
Direction: South-East

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:

22h 05m 50s
-59° 38’ 09”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of κ2 Indi in the sky:

Finder chart κ2 Indi (kappa2 Indi) star
Simplified finder chart for κ2 Indi (kappa2 Indi).

Visibility of κ2 Indi from your location

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

κ2 Indi (kappa2 Indi) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

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.

Image of κ2 Indi (kappa2 Indi) star
DSS2 image of κ2 Indi. The red arrow shows the motion of κ2 Indi during the next 10000 years (8.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -9.33 arcmin in declination);

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.

157.73 pc
514.20 ly
-11 km/s
0.048 arcsec/year
-0.056 arcsec/year

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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of κ2 Indi. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of κ2 Indi

κ2 Indi
(kappa2 Indi)