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ζ Indi (zeta Indi)

Altitude: -67.9°   Azimuth: 270.7°   Direction: West

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

ζ Indi visual magnitude is 4.89. Because of its moderate brightness, ζ Indi should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of ζ Indi is 0.04 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ζ Indi (zeta Indi) star
DSS2 image of ζ Indi. The red arrow shows the motion of ζ Indi during the next 10000 years (6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ζ Indi


ζ Indi (zeta Indi) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -67.9°
Azimuth: 270.7°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ζ Indi

ζ 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 ζ Indi are provided in the following table:

20h 49m 28s
-46° 13’ 36”

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

Finder chart ζ Indi (zeta Indi) star
Simplified finder chart for ζ Indi (zeta Indi).

Visibility of ζ Indi from your location

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

ζ Indi (zeta Indi) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of ζ Indi from the Sun and relative movement

ζ Indi is distant 404.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

124.07 pc
404.47 ly
-5 km/s
0.04 arcsec/year
0.024 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ζ Indi

ζ Indi belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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

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

Alternative designations of ζ Indi

ζ Indi
(zeta Indi)