The Constellation Indus

by Dominic Ford
Indus Indus
The constellation Indus. Roll mouse over to see labels.
Source: Stellarium.

Indus is a southern constellation which appears highest in the midnight sky in the months around August.

Representing an Indian, it is among the twelve constellations introduced by Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman, which first appeared on star maps in 1598.

Its brightest two stars are of third magnitude, but it does not have any bright deep sky objects.

Date First Appeared
1598 (Keyser & de Houtman)
Sky Area
0.7% of the sky
294.0 square degrees
Messier Objects
Indus contains no Messier objects
Caldwell Objects
Indus contains no Caldwell objects
Neighbors
The following constellations neighbor Indus: Grus, Microscopium, Octans, Pavo, Sagittarius, Telescopium, Tucana.
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Brightest Objects in Indus

Stars Open Clusters Globular Clusters Galaxies
Stars Open Clusters Globular Clusters Galaxies
α-Ind (mag 3.1) IC 5079 NGC 7049 (mag 10.7)
β-Ind (mag 3.6) NGC 7090 (mag 11.0)
δ-Ind (mag 4.4) NGC 7205 (mag 11.0)
θ-Ind (mag 4.5) NGC 7041 (mag 11.1)
η-Ind (mag 4.5) NGC 7196 (mag 11.5)
ε-Ind (mag 4.7) NGC 7029 (mag 11.8)
ζ-Ind (mag 4.9) IC 5152 (mag 12.0)
ι-Ind (mag 5.1) NGC 7083 (mag 12.0)
μ-Ind (mag 5.2) NGC 7192 (mag 12.0)
ν-Ind (mag 5.3) NGC 7038 (mag 12.0)
O-Ind (mag 5.5) IC 5063 (mag 12.0)
HD 217831 (mag 5.5) NGC 7014 (mag 12.3)
HD 212728 (mag 5.6) NGC 6970 (mag 12.7)
κ-Ind (mag 5.6) NGC 7124 (mag 13.0)
HD 207229 (mag 5.6) NGC 7155 (mag 13.0)
HD 202103 (mag 5.7) NGC 6942 (mag 13.0)
HD 199623 (mag 5.8) NGC 7007 (mag 13.0)
HD 212211 (mag 5.8) NGC 7125 (mag 13.0)
HD 207964 (mag 5.9) NGC 6935 (mag 13.0)
HD 208796 (mag 6.0) NGC 7168 (mag 13.0)
ρ-Ind (mag 6.1) NGC 6984 (mag 13.0)
γ-Ind (mag 6.1) NGC 7126 (mag 13.0)
BG Ind (mag 6.1) NGC 7064 (mag 13.0)
T Ind (mag 6.2) NGC 7096 (mag 13.0)
π-Ind (mag 6.2) NGC 7140

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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