The Indian

Abbreviation: Ind
Genitive: Indi
Origin: Petrus Plancius

The constellation of Indus

At the end of the sixteenth century the observations of Dutch explorers Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman allowed Dutch astronomer Petrus Plancius to create this constellation. It represents either a native of Asia or of the Americas.

Notable Features

Designation Name Description
ε Ind With a distance of just under 12 light years, this naked eye star is one of the nearest to the Sun. It is surrounded by a dusty ring.