Indus Constellation | Constellations In The Southern Hemisphere

Indus Constellation | Constellations In The Southern Hemisphere

INDUS CONSTELLATION – In this topic, we are going to know and learn about the southern constellation Grus, the Indian.

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It is a constellation in the southern sky. It refers to the Indian, a native of either of Asia or the Americas at the time the constellation was created.

It was created by the Dutch astronomer Petrus Plancius in the late 16th century. Indus is depicted as a man holding arrows in both hands. 

Its early depiction in Johann Bayer’s Uranometria, indicate that Indus might represent a native of Madagascar as depicted in an account of Dutch navigators’ first voyage to the East Indies.

Indus houses several notable galaxies, including NGC 7049, NGC 7064, NGC 7083, NGC 7090, and IC 5152.

It is the 49th largest constellation and occupies an area of about 294 square degrees. It lies in SQ4, the fourth quadrant of the southern hemisphere.

Indus belongs to the Johann Bayer family, along with Apus, Chamaeleon, Dorado, Grus, Hydrus, Musca, Pavo, Phoenix, Tucana and Volans.


Among the stars include:

  • Beta Indi | β Indi
  • Epsilon Indi | ε Indi
  • Rho Indi | ρ Indi
  • T Indi
  • The Persian | α Indi
  • Theta Indi | θ Indi

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