Indus (constellation)

Template:Infobox Constellation Indus, (Abbreviation Ind, genitive Indi), the (American) Indian, is a southern constellation that is supposed to represent an American Indian.

Epsilon Indi is one of the closest stars, approximately 11.82 light years away.

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History

The constellation was one of twelve constellations created by Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman between 1595 and 1597, and it first appeared in Johann Bayer's Uranometria of 1603.

Mythology

Since Indus was introduced in the 17th century, and lies in the south, it was not known to classical or early cultures thus they produced no mythology concerning it.

Notable Stars

Star with proper names

  • The Persian (or Al Nair, see α Gru) (α Ind) 3.11
    < النائر an-nair The illuminous
  • Epsilon Indi (ε Ind) 4.69 – nearby; has a binary brown dwarf companion

Stars with Bayer designations

Notable Deep-sky Objects

See Also

External links

References

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