The Constellation Directory


"The Indian"


By IAU and Sky & Telescope magazine (Roger Sinnott & Rick Fienberg) [CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Abbreviation: Ind
Genitive: Indi
Constellation family: Bayer Group
Nearest constellations: Grus, Microscopium, Octans, Pavo, Sagittarius, Telescopium, and Tucana
Right ascension: 21.19h
Declination: -53.37°
Visible between latitudes: +25° and -90°
Square degrees: 294
Luminary: The Persian (Alpha Indi)
Named stars: The Persian
Notable deep sky objects: IC 5152, NGC 7041, NGC 7090


Indus is a constellation in the Southern Hemisphere that consists of relatively faint stars. It is best seen during September.

Indus was first introduced in 1603 when Johann Bayer published his star atlas Uranometria.


There is no mythology associated with this constellation.