Name a Star in the Indus Constellation

Modified: July 1, 2023     Author: International Star Registry

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Indus is a southern hemisphere constellation located near the constellations of Grus, Microscopium, Octans, Pavo, Sagittarius, Telescopium and Tucana. It is one of the newer constellations, having been introduced in the late 16th century by the Dutch astronomer Petrus Plancius.  One of the most notable stars in Indus is “Alpha Indi,” which is an orange giant star located approximately 98 light-years from Earth. Alpha Indi is thought to be a billion years old and is the brightest star in the constellation. It is easily visible from the southern hemisphere.  Another interesting star in Indus is “Beta Indi”, which is also an orange giant star located approximately 600 light-years from Earth. Beta Indi is the second largest star in the constellation. Together with the white star “Delta Indi”, these three brightest stars for a right triangle in the Southern night sky. In addition to these stars, Indus also contains several notable deep-sky objects. One of these objects is NGC 7049, a galaxy with a relatively few globular clusters, but a prominent dust ring. Ith is located about 100,000,000 light years away. 

For the star gazers in your universe, International Star Registry offers the opportunity to buy a star package to name a star as a unique gift. As a 30th birthday gift idea, you could name a star in the sky for the lucky birthday celebrant. Naming a star is a great way to make any milestone event unforgettable.  


Symbol: Ind 

Right Ascension: 09:04 

Declination: -53 

Diameter (°): 16 

Area (square °): 294 

Opposition: Aug 06 

Size Rank: 49th 

Brightness Rank: 63rd 

Genitive: Indi 


Major Stars 

The Persian – α Indi (Alpha Indi) 

β Indi (Beta Indi) 

ε Indi (Epsilon Indi) 

θ Indi (Theta Indi) 

ρ Indi (Rho Indi) 

T Indi 


Deep Sky Objects 

NGC 7049 

IC 5152 

NGC 7090 

NGC 7083 

NGC 7041 

NGC 7064 

NGC 7029 

NGC 7140

In conclusion, if you live in the southern hemisphere, or are vacationing south of the equator, take some time to check out Indus and many other fascinating constellations. You’ll find a wealth of astronomical objects, from bright stars to galaxies and planetary nebulae. Despite its relative obscurity, Indus is well worth exploring for those interested in the wonders of the cosmos. And, for those looking for a unique and meaningful gift, consider naming a star through International Star Registry, a gift that will last a lifetime. 



Q. What is Indus Constellation? 

A. Indus Constellation, also known as the Indian Constellation, is regarded as a fairly small and faint constellation in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Q.  Are there bright stars in Indus? 

A. The brightest star in the constellation is The Persian, Alpha Indi, with an apparent magnitude of 3.11 

Q. What is unique about the Indus constellation? 

A. It was not one of the original 48 constellation named. 

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