Indus (Pronounciation:In-dus, Abbrev:Ind, Latin:Indi) is a constellation, one of 88 constellations that the night sky is divided into. The sky is not divided up equally between the constellations. Indus takes up 294.006 sq. degrees of the night sky which equates to 0.71% of the night sky. The constellation gets its name as it name means The Indian . It was not one of the original constellations that had been devised by Ptolemy, instead it was created by Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman years later.
Indus is a southern hemispheric constellation which means it can't be seen easily or at all from the northern hemisphere. The brightest star in Indus is Persian.
There is no Greek or otherwise legend behind this constellation. It was created to fill the void in the star maps.
GRB 060614 is a Gamma-Ray Burst that was picked up by the N.A.S.A. Swift satellite. Normally, gamma-ray bursts should only last no more than a few seconds, but this one lasted 102 seconds. Whats even more surprising is that there was no supernova present at the time. The Gamma-Ray Burst was trillions of times more powerful than the Sun. This has led to speculation that the GRB may in fact be a White Hole. Ref: AstronautThere are no major meteor showers that radiate from within this constellation.
|Is a Zodiac Sign||No|
|Area||294.006 sq. deg.|
|Percentage of Night Sky||0.71%|
|Site Exoplanet Count||0|
|Meteor Shower Count||1|
|Bordering / Neighbouring / Surrounding Constellations||Microscopium|
The map was generated using Night Vision, an awesome free application by Brian Simpson.
As there's so many stars in the cosmos, not all the stars are listed here. The site has lots of stars not listed so if your star isn't listed and you know the Henry Draper or Hipparcos ID, type https://www.universeguide.com/star/ then followed by the HIPNNNNNN or HDNNNN where NNNNN is the number part of the name. The stars that I do list have either a traditional name, a bayer or other classification name.
|Star||Distance (Lt. Yrs.)||Declination||Right Ascension|
|Beta Indi||611.94||-58d 27` 14.7||20h 54m 48.58|
|BG Indi||218.90||-59d 00` 44.0||21h 58m 30.07|
|BS Indi||147.25||-52d 28` 39.2||21h 20m 59.78|
|Delta Indi||188.10||-54d 59` 33.2||21h 57m 55.03|
|Epsilon Indi||11.81||-56d 46` 47.3||22h 03m 17.44|
|Eta Indi||78.84||-51d 55` 15.0||20h 44m 02.19|
|Gamma Indi||218.02||-54d 39` 38.0||21h 26m 15.44|
|Iota Indi||466.61||-51d 36` 29.4||20h 51m 30.05|
|Kappa2 Indi||491.21||-59d 38` 09.4||22h 05m 50.95|
|Mu Indi||365.65||-54d 43` 37.0||21h 05m 14.23|
|Nu Indi||93.62||-72d 15` 13.6||22h 24m 34.39|
|Omicron Indi||543.61||-69d 37` 45.9||21h 50m 47.23|
|Persian||98.33||-47d 17` 30.0||20h 37m 33.99|
|Pi Indi||465.95||-57d 53` 58.6||21h 56m 14.04|
|Rho Indi||87.23||-70d 04` 26.0||22h 54m 39.56|
|T Indi||1896.30||-45d 01` 18.8||21h 20m 09.48|
|Theta Indi||98.78||-53d 26` 57.4||21h 19m 51.88|
|V Indi||2077.47||-45d 04` 27.7||21h 11m 29.96|
|Zeta Indi||412.86||-46d 13` 36.8||20h 49m 28.93|