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Encyclopedia > Indus (constellation)
Indus
Indus
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Abbreviation Ind
Genitive Indi
Symbology the Indian
Right ascension 21 h
Declination −55°
Area 294 sq. deg. (49th)
Main stars 3
B/F stars 15
Stars with planets 1+0+1=2
Bright stars none
Nearby stars 5
Brightest star "The Persian" (Alpha Ind) (3.11m)
Nearest star Epsilon Ind (11.82 ly (3.62 pcly)
Messier objects none
Meteor showers *?????
  • ?????
Bordering constellations *Microscopium
Visible at latitudes between +15N° and −90S°
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of September

Indus (IPA: /ˈɪndəs/) is a southern constellation that is supposed to represent an American Indian. Image File history File links Indus_constellation_map. ... The genitive case is a grammatical case that indicates a relationship, primarily one of possession, between the noun in the genitive case and another noun. ... Equatorial Coordinates Right ascension (abbrev. ... In astronomy, declination (dec) is one of the two coordinates of the equatorial coordinate system, the other being either right ascension or hour angle. ... Here is a list of the 88 modern constellations by their area in the sky, measured in square degrees. ... Many of the brighter stars are given names which are known as Bayer designations. ... Flamsteed designations for stars are similar to Bayer designations, except that they use numbers instead of Greek letters. ... // Headline text HEY!! HOW ARE YOU ALL?? Its nice of you to come read this page. ... A light-year or lightyear, symbol ly, is a unit of length. ... Stellar parallax motion The parsec (symbol pc) is a unit of length used in astronomy. ... A light-year or lightyear, symbol ly, is a unit of length. ... The Messier objects are a set of astronomical objects catalogued by Charles Messier in his catalogue of Nebulae and Star Clusters first published in 1774. ... Leonid Meteor Shower A meteor shower, also known as a meteor storm, is a celestial event where a large number of meteors are seen within a very short period of time. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... For the astrological sign, see Sagittarius (astrology). ... Telescopium (Latin for Telescope) is a minor southern constellation identified and named by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, the 18th century French astronomer, a student of the southern skies. ... Pavo, being Latin for Peacock, is a southern constellation. ... Octans (Latin for octant) is an inconspicuous constellation introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. ... Tucana (Latin for Toucan) is a southern constellation. ... Grus (Latin for Crane) is a southern constellation. ... For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words see here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... An Aani (Atsina) named Assiniboin Boy. ...


Epsilon Indi is one of the closest stars to Earth, approximately 11.82 light years away. Epsilon Indi (ε Ind / ε Indi) is a star approximately 11. ... Earth (IPA: , often referred to as the Earth, Terra, the World or Planet Earth) is the third planet in the solar system in terms of distance from the Sun, and the fifth largest. ... A light-year or lightyear, symbol ly, is a unit of length. ...


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. Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser (1540-1596) was a Dutch navigator. ... Frederick de Houtman (1571—1627) was a Dutch explorer who sailed along the Western coast of Australia (see History of Western Australia) en route to Batavia. ... Events January 30 - William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet is performed for the first time. ... Events 17 January - A court case in Guildford recorded evidence that a certain plot of land was used for playing “kreckett” (i. ... Johann Bayer (1572 – March 7, 1625) was a German astronomer. ... Uranometrias engraving of the constellation Orion, courtesy of the US Naval Observatory Library Uranometria is the short title of a star atlas produced by Johann Bayer. ... King James I of England/VII of Scotland, the first monarch to rule the Kingdoms of England and Scotland at the same time Events March - Samuel de Champlain, French explorer, sails to Canada March 24 - Elizabeth I of England dies and is succeeded by her cousin King James I of...


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.


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Indus (constellation)


This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Indus, sorted by decreasing brightness. ... Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Wikimedia Commons logo by Reid Beels The Wikimedia Commons (also called Commons or Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ...

The 12 Constellations created by Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman between 1595 and 1597 and introduced by Johann Bayer in the 1603 text Uranometria This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser (1540-1596) was a Dutch navigator. ... Frederick de Houtman (1571—1627) was a Dutch explorer who sailed along the Western coast of Australia (see History of Western Australia) en route to Batavia. ... Events January 30 - William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet is performed for the first time. ... Events 17 January - A court case in Guildford recorded evidence that a certain plot of land was used for playing “kreckett” (i. ... Johann Bayer (1572 – March 7, 1625) was a German astronomer. ... King James I of England/VII of Scotland, the first monarch to rule the Kingdoms of England and Scotland at the same time Events March - Samuel de Champlain, French explorer, sails to Canada March 24 - Elizabeth I of England dies and is succeeded by her cousin King James I of... Uranometrias engraving of the constellation Orion, courtesy of the US Naval Observatory Library Uranometria is the short title of a star atlas produced by Johann Bayer. ...

Apus | Chamaeleon | Dorado | Grus | Hydrus | Indus | Musca | Pavo | Phoenix | Triangulum Australe | Tucana | Volans

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