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 (mag 0.0) NGC 7151 (mag 0.0)
β-Ind (mag 3.6) NGC 7200 (mag 0.0)
δ-Ind (mag 4.4) IC 5064 (mag 0.0)
θ-Ind (mag 4.5) IC 5141 (mag 0.0)
η-Ind (mag 4.5) IC 5263 (mag 0.0)
ε-Ind (mag 4.7) NGC 7002 (mag 0.0)
ζ-Ind (mag 4.9) NGC 7633 (mag 0.0)
ι-Ind (mag 5.1) IC 5121 (mag 0.0)
μ-Ind (mag 5.2) IC 5034 (mag 0.0)
ν-Ind (mag 5.3) IC 5130 (mag 0.0)
O-Ind (mag 5.5) IC 5252 (mag 0.0)
HD 217831 (mag 5.5) NGC 6918 (mag 0.0)
HD 212728 (mag 5.6) NGC 6987 (mag 0.0)
κ-Ind (mag 5.6) NGC 7038 (mag 0.0)
HD 207229 (mag 5.6) NGC 7106 (mag 0.0)
HD 202103 (mag 5.7) NGC 7205 (mag 0.0)
HD 199623 (mag 5.8) IC 5108 (mag 0.0)
HD 212211 (mag 5.8) IC 5142 (mag 0.0)
HD 207964 (mag 5.9) IC 5279 (mag 0.0)
HD 208796 (mag 6.0) NGC 7004 (mag 0.0)
HD 206399 (mag 6.0) NGC 7061 (mag 0.0)
ρ-Ind (mag 6.1) NGC 7191 (mag 0.0)
γ-Ind (mag 6.1) NGC 7655 (mag 0.0)
HD 219644 (mag 6.1) IC 5123 (mag 0.0)
BG Ind (mag 6.1) IC 5158 (mag 0.0)

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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