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μ Indi (mu Indi)

μ Indi is a giant star in the constellation of Indus.

μ Indi visual magnitude is 5.16. Because of its reltive faintness, μ 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 μ Indi:

5.16
Giant
μ Indi (mu Indi) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of μ Indi

μ Indi is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of μ Indi are provided in the following table:

21h 05m 14s
-54° 43’ 37”
342.58°
-40.96°
Indus

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

Finder chart μ Indi (mu Indi) star
Simplified finder chart for μ Indi (mu Indi).

Visibility of μ Indi from your location

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

μ Indi (mu Indi) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of μ Indi

The image below is a photograph of μ 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 μ Indi is 0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.046 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of μ Indi (mu Indi) star
DSS2 image of μ Indi. The red arrow shows the motion of μ Indi during the next 10000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of μ Indi from the Sun and relative movement

μ Indi is distant 348.66 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

106.95 pc
348.66 ly
12 km/s
0.01 arcsec/year
-0.046 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of μ Indi

μ Indi belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.01
K2III
4289K

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

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

Alternative designations of μ Indi

μ Indi
(mu Indi)
SAO246854
SAO246854