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Indus (abbr. Ind, gen. Indi)





The Indian. Indis is a faint southern constellation with very little of interest for the amateur astronomer. See below for details of the constellation's brightest stars.

Epsilon Indi is a nearby star around which have been found to brown dwarfs – the nearest known brown dwarfs to the Sun.


Indus constellation
Indus. © 2003 Torsten Bronger.
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Stars in Indus brighter than magnitude 4.0
Star Visual
mag.
Abs.
mag.
Spectral
type
Distance
(lt-yr)
R.A. (h m s) Dec. ( ° ' '' )
Alpha (The Persian) 3.11 0.65 K0IIICN 101 20 37 34 -47 17 29
Beta 3.67 -2.67 K0III 603 20 54 49 -58 27 15


The constellation Indus depicted in Bode's Uranographia
Indus and its surroundings, as drawn in the famous Uranographia (published in 1801) of German astronomer Johann Elert Bode. This reproduction was made from original printing plates held by the library of the Astrophysical Institute Potsdam (Germany). The binary stellar system Epsilon Indi is associated with one of the arrows in the Indian's hand. Credit: ESA


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