The Constellation Indus

by Dominic Ford
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Indus

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.
Indus Indus
The constellation Indus as it appears to the unaided eye. Roll mouse over to see labels.
Source: Stellarium.

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Latitude:
Longitude:
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41.14°N
73.26°W
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Color scheme


Brightest Objects in Indus

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Stars Open Clusters Globular Clusters Galaxies
α-Ind (mag 3.1) NGC 7049 (mag 10.7)
β-Ind (mag 3.6) IC 5152 (mag 10.9)
δ-Ind (mag 4.4) NGC 7083 (mag 11.0)
θ-Ind (mag 4.5) NGC 7090 (mag 11.1)
η-Ind (mag 4.5) NGC 7041 (mag 11.1)
ε-Ind (mag 4.7) NGC 7192 (mag 11.2)
ζ-Ind (mag 4.9) NGC 7196 (mag 11.5)
ι-Ind (mag 5.1) NGC 7096 (mag 11.6)
μ-Ind (mag 5.2) NGC 7029 (mag 11.8)
ν-Ind (mag 5.3) NGC 7155 (mag 11.8)
O-Ind (mag 5.5) NGC 7168 (mag 11.9)
HIP 113969 (mag 5.5) NGC 7007 (mag 12.0)
HIP 110935 (mag 5.6) NGC 6935 (mag 12.1)
κ-Ind (mag 5.6) NGC 6942 (mag 12.1)
HIP 107773 (mag 5.6) NGC 7124 (mag 12.2)
HIP 104978 (mag 5.7) NGC 7014 (mag 12.2)
HIP 103673 (mag 5.8) NGC 7126 (mag 12.4)
HIP 110668 (mag 5.8) NGC 7125 (mag 12.4)
HIP 108195 (mag 5.9) NGC 6984 (mag 12.7)
HIP 108626 (mag 6.0) NGC 6970 (mag 12.7)
HIP 107423 (mag 6.0) NGC 7038 (mag 12.7)
ρ-Ind (mag 6.1) NGC 7064 (mag 12.7)
γ-Ind (mag 6.1) IC 5110 (mag 12.8)
HIP 115062 (mag 6.1) NGC 7199 (mag 13.2)
BG Ind (mag 6.1) NGC 7123 (mag 13.3)
T Ind (mag 6.2) NGC 7002 (mag 13.4)
HIP 114268 (mag 6.2) NGC 7216 (mag 13.4)
π-Ind (mag 6.2) NGC 7179 (mag 13.4)
HIP 106818 (mag 6.2) NGC 7633 (mag 13.4)
HIP 106978 (mag 6.2) NGC 7151 (mag 13.5)
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