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The Persian

Alpha Indi

Proper NameThe Persian
Bayer DesignationAlpha Indi
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)7869
Right Ascension20h 37m 34s
Declination-47° 17' 29"
Distance98 light years
30 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +3.1
Absolute: +0.7
Spectral ClassK0 Orange Giant
Optimum VisibilityAugust (Usually visible from southern latitudes)
NotesPersian (or more fully 'The Persian') is an orange star lying northward from bright blue Peacock in Pavo. The primary star of the system is a massive metal-rich giant which has at least two companion stars, apparently red dwarfs, tracing millennia-long orbits around it.
Relative Galactic Position of Alpha Indi

The galactic position and direction of Persian relative to Earth's Sun. Note that, at this extreme scale, the two stars are effectively in the same place.

This orange giant is brightest of the stars in the constellation of Indus, with an apparent magnitude of +3.1. It lies just under one hundred light years from the Earth.


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