Indus (constellation) facts for kids

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Indus
Constellation
Abbreviation Ind
Genitive Indi
Pronunciation /ˈɪndəs/,
genitive /ˈɪnd/
Symbolism the Indian
Right ascension 21
Declination −55
Quadrant SQ4
Area 294 sq. deg. (49th)
Main stars 3
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
16
Stars with planets 3
Stars brighter than 3.00m 0
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 1
Brightest star The Persian (α Ind) (3.11m)
Nearest star Epsilon Indi
(11.83 ly, 3.62 pc)
Messier objects none
Meteor showers none
Bordering
constellations
Microscopium
Sagittarius (corner)
Telescopium
Pavo
Octans
Tucana
Grus
Visible at latitudes between +15° and −90°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of September.

Indus is a constellation in the southern sky.

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