Beta Indi

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β Indi
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
Constellation Indus
Right ascension 20h 54m 48.6031s[1]
Declination −58° 27′ 14.957″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 3.658[1]
Spectral type K1II[1]
U−B color index +1.23[2]
B−V color index +1.25[2]
Radial velocity (Rv) −4.9 ± 0.9[1] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: 21.06[1] mas/yr
Dec.: −24.75[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 5.41 ± 0.73[1] mas
Distance approx. 600 ly
(approx. 180 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) −2.7[3]
Radius 12[4] R
Other designations
β Ind, Beta Indi, Beta Ind, B 2847A, CPD−58 7788, FK5 785, HD 198700, HIP 103227, HR 7986, SAO 246784, WDS 20548-5827A.[1]
Database references

Beta Indi (Beta Ind, β Indi, β Ind) is a K-type bright giant star in the constellation of Indus.[1] It has an apparent visual magnitude of approximately 3.658.[1]

β Indi has a visual companion, CCDM J20548-5827B, with an apparent visual magnitude of approximately 12.5.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k * bet Ind -- Star in double system, database entry, SIMBAD. Accessed on line September 23, 2008.
  2. ^ a b HR 7986, database entry, The Bright Star Catalogue, 5th Revised Ed. (Preliminary Version), D. Hoffleit and W. H. Warren, Jr., CDS ID V/50. Accessed on line September 23, 2008.
  3. ^ From apparent magnitude and parallax.
  4. ^ HD 198700, database entry, Catalog of Apparent Diameters and Absolute Radii of Stars (CADARS), 3rd edition, L. E. Pasinetti-Fracassini, L. Pastori, S. Covino, and A. Pozzi, CDS ID II/224. Accessed on line September 23, 2008.