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The Indian

Constellation of the southern sky

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Map of Indus Map of Indus
Relative Galactic Position of Indus

The constellation Indus represents a broad, thin 'slice' of the southern sky.

Just a century after Columbus' discovery of the Americas, Johann Bayer named this region of the southern sky after the native peoples of the New World. Perhaps the best known of Indus' stars is Epsilon Indi, which lies just 12 light years from the Sun.


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