Indus and Pavo as depicted by Johann Bayer in his Uranometria (1603). Source image provided by www.RareMaps.com — Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc.
|Indus Constellation Profile
||Origin: Keyser/de Houtman
|Location: Southern Hemisphere
||Size/Area: 294 sq. deg.
||Size Rank: 49
|On Meridian: 9pm September 25th
||Best View (North):
||Best View (South):
|Bordering Constellations: Octans, Tucana, Grus, Microscopium, Sagittarius, Telescopium, Pavo
The Myth Behind the Constellation Indus
Indus, “The Indian”, is a late sixteenth-century creation of Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman, two Dutch navigators who observed the southern skies during expeditions to the East Indies. It was named for the Native Americans that European explorers encountered on their travels.
Indus Constellation Points of Interest
Interesting stars and objects.
Bright Stars in Indus
There are no stars in Indus with a magnitude of 3.0 or brighter.