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Abbreviation: Â Ind
English Name: Â The Indian
Genitive: Indi
Hemisphere:  Southern Hemisphere (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:  September
Seen between:Â August and October
Right Ascension (RA):  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; Alpha Indi is the brightest star in Indus – orange giant star of magnitude +3.1.

Messier Objects

  • 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 – Indus, as it appears to the naked-eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
  • Sky Chart  –  Indus
  • List of stars in Indus.

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