Abbreviation: Â Ind
English Name: Â The Indian
Hemisphere:Â Â Southern HemisphereÂ (Never visible from the UK.)
Location:Â Between the constellations of Grus and Pavo.
Visible between latitudes: Â +25 and -90 degrees
Best season:Â Autumn
Sen in three seasons: Summer, Autumn and Spring
Best seen in:Â September
Seen between:Â August and October
Right Ascension (RA):Â 21 hour
Declination (DEC):Â Â -55 degrees
Area (square degrees): Â 294 (49th)
Indus (The Indian)
- A small constellation representing an American Indian.
- Indus does not contain any bright stars;Â Alpha IndiÂ is the brightest star in Indus – orange giantÂ star of magnitude +3.1.
- No Messier objects in Indus.
Features of Interest
- IC 5152 – Irregular Galaxy; one of the easiest galaxies to resolve into stars, but there is a bright foreground star right in front of it that makes deep observations difficult.
- Photo of the constellation â€“Â Indus, as it appears to the naked-eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
- Sky Chart Â – Â Indus
- List of stars in Indus.
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