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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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κ2 Indi (kappa2 Indi)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -21.1°   Azimuth: 179.5°   Direction: South

κ2 Indi is a giant star of spectral class K4 in the constellation of Indus.

κ2 Indi visual magnitude is 5.62. Because of its faintness, κ2 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 κ2 Indi

Finder chart κ2 Indi (kappa2 Indi) star
Simplified finder chart for κ2 Indi (kappa2 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”
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);

Key facts about κ2 Indi


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

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

Alternative designations of κ2 Indi

κ2 Indi
(kappa2 Indi)

Visibility of κ2 Indi from your location

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