Constellation Indus (Indian)

Indus
Indus: IAU Constellation Map [150]

Properties

The constellation is pretty expressionless in its southern part and only between the constellations Pavo and Grus can you find four slightly brighter stars. The area is 294 square degrees and the center culminates around midnight on August 13 and is not visible from Central Europe. [9, 15]

Data for constellation Indus [150]
IAU NameIndus
IAU GenitiveIndi
IAU Abbr.Ind
English NameIndian
Season (47° N)Not visible
Right Ascension20h 28m 41s … 23h 28m 00s
Declination-74° 27' 17" … -44° 57' 32"
Area294 deg2
Neighbours (N↻)Mic, Sgr, Tel, Pav, Oct, Tuc, Gru

History

The constellation, which is supposed to represent an Indian, was recorded by Johann Bayer in his Uranometria in 1603. The Latin name Indus is more appropriate for the inhabitants of India, but the figural concept is reminiscent of an Indian from the North American prairies. [7, 21]

Catalogs

Yale Bright Star Catalogue, 5th Revised Ed. (Hoffleit+, 1991) [154]
HR B F RA [hms] Dec [dms] vMag spType dMag Sep ["]
7869α20 37 34.0-47 17 293.11 K0IIICNIII-IV 8.866.
7920η20 44 02.3-51 55 164.51 A7III-IV-A9 v
7952ζ20 49 29.0-46 13 374.89 K5III
7968ι20 51 30.1-51 36 305.05 K1II-III
7986β20 54 48.6-58 27 153.65 K1II 8.817.3
8055μ21 05 14.2-54 43 385.16 K2III
8140θ21 19 52.0-53 26 594.39 A5V 2.46.1
8188γ21 26 15.4-54 39 386.12 F1III
8333ο21 50 47.1-69 37 465.53 K2-3III
8362π21 56 14.0-57 53 586.19 Am
8368δ21 57 55.1-54 59 334.40 F0IV 0.10.1
8369κ121 58 30.1-59 00 446.12 F3V
8387ε22 03 21.6-56 47 104.69 K4-5V
8409κ222 05 50.9-59 38 105.62 K4III
8515ν22 24 36.8-72 15 205.29 A3V:+F9V 0.10.1
8701ρ22 54 39.4-70 04 256.05 G2-3IV

«Revised New General Catalogue and Index Catalogue», Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke, 2021 [277]
NameRADecTypeBmagVmagDimDreyer DescriptionIdentification
NGC 6918 20 30 46.9-47 28 27Gx (SB0-a)14.513.60.90 × 0.7vF, * 12 att spESO 234-40, FAIR 345, IRAS 20272-4738
NGC 6935 20 38 20.0-52 06 37Gx (SBa)12.812.02.10 × 1.8pB, cL, R, glbM, r, p of 2ESO 234-59, FAIR 906, AM 2034-521, IRAS 20346-5217
NGC 6937 20 38 45.8-52 08 38Gx (SBc)13.612.92.50 × 2.1vF, cS, R, slbM, f of 2ESO 234-60, FAIR 349, AM 2035-521, IRAS 20350-5219
NGC 6942 20 40 37.9-54 18 08Gx (SB0-a)12.611.72.10 × 1.6pB, pL, R, pslbMESO 186-73, AM 2036-542
NGC 6948 20 43 28.9-53 21 26Gx (Sa)13.712.82.20 × 1.0vF, pS, cE, lbMESO 187-9, AM 2039-533, IRAS 20397-5332
NGC 6970 20 52 09.4-48 46 41Gx (SBa)13.212.61.00 × 0.6pB, S, lE, gbMESO 235-8, AM 2048-485, IRAS 20486-4857
NGC 6982 20 57 18.3-51 51 46Gx (SBa)14.413.71.00 × 0.7vF, S, E, p of 2ESO 235-19, IRAS 20537-5203
NGC 6984 20 57 54.2-51 52 15Gx (SBc)13.212.71.80 × 1.2F, pL, vlE, vgbM, f of 2ESO 235-20, AM 2054-520, IRAS 20543-5203
NGC 6987 20 58 10.4-48 37 48Gx (E1)13.412.41.40 × 1.2pF, S, vlE, gpmbM, B * p 1'ESO 235-21, IRAS 20546-4849
NGC 6990 20 59 57.0-55 33 43Gx (Sa)14.113.21.20 × 0.5eeF, vS, vmE 0°, * 13 att, nESO 187-43, IRAS 20562-5545
NGC 7002 21 03 45.0-49 01 45Gx (E1)13.512.41.50 × 1.2cF, cS, R, bMESO 235-43
NGC 7004 21 04 02.0-49 06 51Gx (SB0-a)13.812.81.30 × 0.6eF, R, lbM, * 11 fESO 235-46, FAIR 938
NGC 7007 21 05 27.8-52 33 07Gx (E-S0)12.912.02.00 × 1.2pB, S, R, psbM, am stESO 187-48
NGC 7014 21 07 52.0-47 10 43Gx (E2)13.412.41.70 × 1.4pF, S, R, bM, 2 st 12 nESO 286-57
NGC 7022 21 09 35.1-49 18 13Gx (SB0)14.013.01.50 × 1.1eeF, S, R, B *** sfESO 235-65, FAIR 952
NGC 7029 21 11 51.7-49 17 01Gx (E6)12.411.52.50 × 1.4B, cS, R, pgmbMESO 235-72, AM 2112-483
NGC 7038 21 15 07.5-47 13 13Gx (SBc)12.311.63.10 × 1.4pB, pL, lE, gbMESO 286-79, FAIR 960, AM 2111-472, IRAS 21117-4725
NGC 7038 A21 15 15.0-47 36 46Gx (SBc)15.314.61.10 × 0.6pB, pL, lE, gbMESO 235-80
NGC 7041 21 16 32.1-48 21 47Gx (E-S0)12.111.23.60 × 1.5B, cS, cE, psmbM, * 10 fESO 235-82, AM 2113-483
NGC 7041 A21 17 57.2-48 24 08Gx (SBd)14.714.11.60 × 1.4B, cS, cE, psmbM, * 10 fESO 235-84, IRAS 21144-4836
NGC 7041 B21 17 49.6-48 23 26Gx (S?)15.915.00.50 × 0.3B, cS, cE, psmbM, * 10 f
NGC 7049 21 19 00.2-48 33 41Gx (S0)11.710.64.50 × 3.0vB, pS, E, mbMESO 236-1, AM 2115-484, IRAS 21156-4846
NGC 7061 21 27 26.7-49 03 48Gx (E4)14.313.31.20 × 0.7eeF, vS, RESO 236-13, AM 2123-491
NGC 7064 21 29 03.2-52 46 02Gx (SBc)13.112.53.80 × 0.7eF, pL, vmE 91°, * sESO 188-9, IRAS 21255-5259
NGC 7083 21 35 44.6-63 54 12Gx (Sbc)11.911.23.90 × 2.3pF, cL, vlE, vgpmbM, rESO 107-36, IRAS 21318-6407
NGC 7090 21 36 27.7-54 33 18Gx (SBc)11.310.77.30 × 1.2pB, pL, vmE 127°, g, pslbMESO 188-12, AM 2133-544, IRAS 21329-5446
NGC 7096 21 41 19.1-63 54 30Gx (Sa)12.811.91.80 × 1.6vF, S, R, vS ** nfIC 5121, ESO 107-46, AM 2137-640, IRAS 21373-6408
NGC 7096 A21 38 48.2-64 21 01SBbc14.213.42.00 × 0.6vF, S, R, vS ** nfIC 5120, ESO 107-41, IRAS 21348-6434
NGC 7106 21 42 36.5-52 41 57Gx (SBc)13.913.41.70 × 1.0eF, cS, lE, vglbMESO 188-17, AM 2139-525
NGC 7123 21 50 46.4-70 20 02Gx (Sa)12.612.23.00 × 1.1pB, S, R, vgbM, * 9 fESO 75-27
NGC 7124 21 48 05.3-50 33 56Gx (SBbc)13.212.32.80 × 1.1pB, L, pmE, vgbMESO 237-2, ESO 236-49, AM 2144-504, IRAS 21447-5047
NGC 7125 21 49 16.2-60 42 45Gx (SBc)12.812.43.00 × 2.1eF, pL, R, sp of 2ESO 145-17, AM 2145-605, IRAS 21456-6056
NGC 7126 21 49 18.3-60 36 34Gx (Sc)12.912.22.80 × 1.3pB, pS, lE, gbM, nf of 2ESO 145-18, AM 2145-605, IRAS 21456-6050
NGC 7140 21 52 15.1-55 34 11Gx (SBbc)12.211.54.10 × 3.0pF, cS, R, bMNGC 7141, ESO 189-7, FAIR 354, AM 2148-554, IRAS 21488-5548
NGC 7141 21 52 15.1-55 34 11SBbc12.211.54.10 × 3.0F, L, R, gpsmbM (?=h 3892)NGC 7140, ESO 189-7, FAIR 354, AM 2148-554, IRAS 21488-5548
NGC 7151 21 55 04.0-50 39 29Gx (SBc)13.412.72.90 × 1.1vF, pL, lE, vgbM, rESO 237-15
NGC 7155 21 56 09.8-49 31 19Gx (SB0)13.112.22.30 × 2.0pB, S, lE, mbMIC 5143, ESO 237-16, FAIR 991
NGC 7168 22 02 07.3-51 44 36Gx (E3)12.911.91.90 × 1.4pB, S, R, psbMESO 237-26, AM 2158-515
NGC 7179 22 04 49.0-64 02 49Gx (SBbc)13.312.82.00 × 0.8cF, pS, vgbMESO 108-11
NGC 7191 22 06 51.2-64 38 01Gx (SBc)13.612.91.60 × 0.6vF, S, lE, vgbMESO 108-13, IRAS 22031-6452
NGC 7192 22 06 49.9-64 18 58Gx (E1)12.211.21.90 × 1.8pB, S, R, pmbMESO 108-12
NGC 7196 22 05 54.8-50 07 09Gx (E2)12.411.52.50 × 1.9cB, S, R, am stESO 237-36, AM 2202-502, IRAS 22026-5021
NGC 7199 22 08 30.1-64 42 22Gx (SBa)13.913.11.10 × 0.8vF, S, R, pslbM, * 11 p 3'ESO 108-14
NGC 7200 22 07 09.6-49 59 44Gx (E3)13.812.91.20 × 0.8pF, S, R, smbMESO 237-37
NGC 7205 A22 07 32.0-57 27 51Gx (SBcd)14.514.01.20 × 0.9pB, L, cE, gpslbMESO 146-7, IRAS 22041-5742
NGC 7216 22 12 36.0-68 39 43Gx (E-S0)13.512.61.70 × 1.0pF, S, R, gbMESO 76-3
NGC 7633 23 23 03.1-67 39 13Gx (SB0-a)13.312.42.30 × 2.0F, vS, E 90°, psbMESO 77-15
NGC 7655 23 26 45.9-68 01 39Gx (S0)14.213.20.80 × 0.6eF, vS, R, pslbM, * 10 p 22sESO 77-18, AM 2325-680
IC 5017 20 32 03.9-57 35 14Gx (S0 R)14.813.81.00 × 0.6bM, magn 14.5ESO 143-29, FAIR 72
IC 5021 20 33 34.3-54 31 17Gx (S/P)15.014.30.80 × 0.6vS, R disc, magn 14ESO 186-61, AM 2029-544
IC 5027 20 41 08.9-55 28 21Gx (Sc)15.314.50.50 × 0.5R, magn 15ESO 186-74, FAIR 554
IC 5033 20 43 55.1-57 20 04Gx (Sc)15.314.51.00 × 0.5vS, R, lbM, magn 15ESO 144-1
IC 5034 20 43 41.7-57 01 48Gx (Sbc)14.413.61.50 × 0.7bM, magn 14.5ESO 187-10
IC 5035 20 44 14.5-57 07 39Gx (Sb)15.915.10.70 × 0.3vS, R, lbM, magn 15ESO 187-11
IC 5036 20 44 37.4-57 37 35Gx (Sbc)16.315.50.80 × 0.3F, pS, mE 125°ESO 144-2
IC 5037 20 45 39.3-58 26 59Gx (Sc)15.314.61.00 × 0.2F, pS, mE 170°ESO 144-3
IC 5043 20 46 38.4-56 59 01Gx (Sc)16.415.60.60 × 0.3F, S, E 210°ESO 187-14, "little CrB" 3' p
IC 5059 20 51 13.5-57 41 19Gx (Sab)15.514.70.80 × 0.5vF, S, R, difESO 144-6
IC 5063 20 52 02.0-57 04 10Gx (S0-a)12.911.92.10 × 1.4bM, magn 13ESO 187-23, AM 2048-571, IRAS 20481-5715
IC 5064 20 52 38.1-57 13 57Gx (SBa)14.113.21.00 × 0.7bM, magn 14ESO 187-28, IRAS 20487-5725
IC 5079 21 05 30.0-56 14 54NFF, S, E, ? vS Cl or ring neb
IC 5108 21 32 51.1-72 39 33Gx (SBc)15.114.41.20 × 0.4eF, vS, cbMESO 48-25
IC 5109 21 33 42.7-74 06 42Gx (E2)14.613.60.90 × 0.7vF, bMESO 48-1
IC 5110 21 30 43.5-60 00 07Gx (SB)13.913.11.40 × 1.1vF, vlEESO 145-7, AM 2126-601
IC 5116 21 37 05.2-70 58 59Gx (Sb)14.213.41.60 × 1.2cF, S, R, stell NESO 75-18, IRAS 21325-7112
IC 5118 21 42 13.9-71 22 56Gx (Sbc)15.514.71.10 × 0.3vF, S, cE 35°, * 10 sp 2'ESO 75-20
IC 5120 21 38 48.2-64 21 01Gx (SBbc)14.213.42.00 × 0.6F, alm RNGC 7096A, ESO 107-41, IRAS 21348-6434
IC 5121 21 41 19.1-63 54 30Sa12.811.91.80 × 1.6Planetary, stellar, 13 magnNGC 7096, ESO 107-46, AM 2137-640, IRAS 21373-6408
IC 5123 21 44 49.3-72 25 14Gx (SBbc)14.413.61.50 × 0.5cF, vS, cE 15°, * 12 p 1'ESO 48-6, IRAS 21402-7239
IC 5125 21 41 50.3-52 46 24Gx (Sbc)14.213.40.70 × 0.7F, eS, R, bMESO 188-16, IRAS 21384-5300
IC 5129 21 47 46.5-65 23 15Gx (Sc)15.314.60.70 × 0.6No descrESO 108-3, FAIR 980
IC 5130 21 50 24.7-73 59 51Gx (Sbc)14.413.61.90 × 0.6vF, vSESO 48-8, IRAS 21456-7413
IC 5137 21 51 37.9-65 34 59NFeF, S, R, stell N, spir ?, susp
IC 5138 21 53 21.5-68 57 10Gx (Sb)14.013.20.90 × 0.5eF, eS, R, suspESO 75-34
IC 5140 21 54 15.8-67 19 52Gx (SBcd)15.314.62.00 × 0.3eF, vS, mE 135°ESO 75-37, FGCE 1664
IC 5141 21 53 17.1-59 29 35Gx (Sbc)13.512.71.70 × 1.3Planet., stell, 15 magESO 145-22, AM 2149-594, IRAS 21496-5943
IC 5142 21 55 20.1-65 30 37Gx (Sc)14.413.71.60 × 0.8eF, vS, R, bet 2 st, suspESO 108-6
IC 5143 21 56 09.8-49 31 19SB013.112.22.30 × 2.0eeF, pS, RNGC 7155, ESO 237-16, FAIR 991
IC 5147 21 59 26.2-65 26 59Gx (SBc)15.114.41.20 × 0.6eF, eS, R, F * f 2'ESO 108-9
IC 5152 22 02 41.9-51 17 46Gx (Im)11.110.55.00 × 3.2F, cL, cE 150°, cbMESO 237-27, AM 2159-513, IRAS 21594-5132
IC 5154 22 04 29.6-66 06 51Gx (Irr)15.014.40.50 × 0.3vF, bMESO 108-10, AM 2200-662, IRAS 22006-6621
IC 5158 22 06 24.9-67 31 03Gx (SBm)15.214.60.90 × 0.6eeF, eS, bMESO 75-55, PRC C-67
IC 5162 22 08 02.9-52 42 49Gx (S)15.214.40.90 × 0.3eF, eS, vE 95°ESO 189-25, AM 2204-525
IC 5173 A22 14 44.5-69 21 57Gx (SBc)15.214.51.40 × 0.3eF, S, mE 75°ESO 76-8, AM 2210-693, Southern Integral-sign
IC 5173 B22 14 38.3-69 22 03Gx (Sc)15.815.10.30 × 0.2eF, S, mE 75°ESO 76-8A, AM 2210-693, Southern Integral-sign
IC 5232 22 37 38.3-68 52 17Gx (Sc)15.414.60.70 × 0.3eF, eeS, bMESO 76-20
IC 5252 22 48 08.8-68 54 10Gx (SBbc)13.712.91.20 × 0.8F, S, R, cbMESO 76-25, IRAS 22446-6910
IC 5256 22 49 45.6-68 41 25Gx (SBd)14.513.91.10 × 0.5vF, vS, cE 25°, cbMESO 76-28, FAIR 611
IC 5257 22 52 16.4-67 25 09Gx (Sc)15.214.50.70 × 0.4eF, eeS, stell NESO 76-29, FAIR 199, IRAS 22489-6741
IC 5263 22 58 13.6-69 03 06Gx (SB0-a)14.113.21.40 × 0.3cF, S, R, * in nebESO 76-32, IRAS 22548-6919
IC 5279 23 03 02.6-69 12 36Gx (Sa)14.413.51.30 × 0.8vF, vS, cE 40°, stell NESO 77-1, AM 2259-692, IRAS 22597-6928
IC 5286 23 09 56.0-68 15 12Gx (Sbc)16.215.40.90 × 0.2eeF, eS, mE 130°, 2 st s, suspESO 77-5
IC 5288 23 11 44.3-68 05 39Gx (S0)14.713.71.10 × 0.8eF, eS, alm *, suspESO 77-6, AM 2308-682, IRAS 23085-6821
IC 5301 23 18 58.8-69 33 45Gx (Sc)15.514.61.40 × 0.6eeF, eS, vF * f 1', suspESO 77-12

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