Constellation The Indian

Indus (The Indian): gift, map and visability

  • Meaning: The Indian
  • Best seen in: September
  • Family: Bayer
  • Latitude: +25° to -90°

Indus or The Indian is one of the 88 constellations modern astronomers have divided the sky into. It's part of the Bayer constellation family. Indus is best seen in September (from latitudes +25° to -90°).

The Indian is portrayed brandishing a spear as though hunting. Six main stars make up the constellation. The Persian star is around a billion years old and has 12 times the radius of the Sun and twice its mass. Created by the Dutch, Indus is supposed to represent all the native people they would have seen on their travels from the East Indies to South Africa.

Indus Constellation Map

Indus Constellation Map
Indus icon

Main Stars in The Indian (Indus)

The constellation Indus contains several bright stars that make up its shape. Some of these main stars are known as:

  • The Persian
  • Beta Indi
  • Epsilon Indi
  • Theta Indi
  • Rho Indi
  • T Indi

Some of the deep sky objects which have been discovered in Indus include: NGC 7049, IC 5152, NGC 7090, NGC 7083, NGC 7041, NGC 7064, NGC 7290.

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