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Indus Constellation

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.

White Hole

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: Astronaut

There are no major meteor showers that radiate from within this constellation.

Indus Facts

Is a Zodiac Sign No
Brightest StarPersian
Area294.006 sq. deg.
Percentage of Night Sky0.71%
Size Position49th
Hemisphere Southern
Site Exoplanet Count0
Meteor Shower Count1
Bordering / Neighbouring / Surrounding ConstellationsMicroscopium

Indus Constellation Map

Indus Constellation Star Map

The map was generated using Night Vision, an awesome free application by Brian Simpson.

List of Named Stars in Indus without Extrasolar Planets

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.

StarDistance (Lt. Yrs.)DeclinationRight Ascension
Beta Indi611.94-58d 27` 14.720h 54m 48.58
BG Indi218.90-59d 00` 44.021h 58m 30.07
BS Indi147.25-52d 28` 39.221h 20m 59.78
Delta Indi188.10-54d 59` 33.221h 57m 55.03
Epsilon Indi11.81-56d 46` 47.322h 03m 17.44
Eta Indi78.84-51d 55` 15.020h 44m 02.19
Gamma Indi218.02-54d 39` 38.021h 26m 15.44
Iota Indi466.61-51d 36` 29.420h 51m 30.05
Kappa2 Indi491.21-59d 38` 09.422h 05m 50.95
Mu Indi365.65-54d 43` 37.021h 05m 14.23
Nu Indi93.62-72d 15` 13.622h 24m 34.39
Omicron Indi543.61-69d 37` 45.921h 50m 47.23
Persian98.33-47d 17` 30.020h 37m 33.99
Pi Indi465.95-57d 53` 58.621h 56m 14.04
Rho Indi87.23-70d 04` 26.022h 54m 39.56
T Indi1896.30-45d 01` 18.821h 20m 09.48
Theta Indi98.78-53d 26` 57.421h 19m 51.88
V Indi2077.47-45d 04` 27.721h 11m 29.96
Zeta Indi412.86-46d 13` 36.820h 49m 28.93

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