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ν Indi (nu Indi)

Altitude: -41.0°   Azimuth: 159.1°   Direction: South-South-East

ν Indi is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Indus.

ν Indi visual magnitude is 5.29. Because of its reltive faintness, ν 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 ν Indi:


ν Indi (nu Indi) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -41.0°
Azimuth: 159.1°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ν Indi

ν 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 ν Indi are provided in the following table:

22h 24m 36s
-72° 15’ 20”

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

Finder chart ν Indi (nu Indi) star
Simplified finder chart for ν Indi (nu Indi).

Visibility of ν Indi from your location

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

ν Indi (nu Indi) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of ν Indi

The image below is a photograph of ν 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 ν Indi is 1.299 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.678 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ν Indi (nu Indi) star
DSS2 image of ν Indi. The red arrow shows the motion of ν Indi during the next 100 years (2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.13 arcmin in declination);

Distance of ν Indi from the Sun and relative movement

ν Indi is distant 94.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

28.90 pc
94.22 ly
21 km/s
1.299 arcsec/year
-0.678 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ν Indi

ν Indi belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

ν Indi star system properties

ν Indi is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the ν Indi double sysyem:

0.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of ν Indi

ν Indi
(nu Indi)
Gl 855.1A