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Indus – The Indian

Indus is one of the 88 constellations within the celestial sphere.

Indus is one of the 17 constellations that represents a human or mythical character.

Symbolism: Indus is also known as ‘The Indian’


History & Mythology

Only known since the 16th century in the southern sky, the constellation represents an Indian carrying arrows and a spear. What type of Indian, that is unsure. Invented Dutch navigators in the southern hemisphere.  

Key Data

Bordering Constellations: Indus is bordered by constellations Grus, Pavo, Octans, Tucana, Sagittarius, Telescopium & Microscopium.

Sky Chart #: 2

Star Raking: 49th largest constellation in the celestial sphere. 

Main Stars: Indus consists of 3 main stars.

Brightest Star: Alpha Indi.


Kids Fun Facts Corner

# 1. Indus has 3 stars with planets.

# 2. Indus has 3 major deep sky objects. NGC 7049, NGC 7090 & ESO 77-14.

# 3. Alpha Indi is the brightest star in Indus.


Q&A Corner

Q. What is Indus also known as?

Q. How many main stars does Indus have?

Q. What is the brightest star in Indus?

Q. How many stars have planets in Indus?

Q. What number star ranking is Indus in the celestial sphere?

Download questions about the Indus Constellation here: Indus Constellation (answers are on this page)

Teachers. For more in depth work sheets on constellations. Click on Kidskonnect Worksheets  

For further reading and more information on the Indus Constellation visit

  Key Vocabulary Constellation. Star. Celestial. Sphere.


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