The southern constellation Indus

The southern constellation Indus (The Indian) and its surroundings, as drawn in the famous Uranographia published 1801 of German astronomer Johann Elert Bode. This reproduction was made from original printing plates held by the library of the Astrophysical Institute Potsdam (Germany). The binary stellar system Epsilon Indi is associated with one of the arrows in the Indian's hand. However, because of its proximity, only 12 light-years away, it is moving so fast across the sky that it is now located someway below the arrows. In only a few thousand years, it will have moved out of the Indus constellation and into the neighbouring constellation Tucana (The Toucan).

Crédit:

ESO/Uranographia, J.E.Bode,1801

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Identification:eso0303d
Type:Graphique
Date de publication:13 janvier 2003
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso0303
Taille:2260 x 1654 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:Indus Constellation
Type:Milky Way : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation
Catégorie:Illustrations

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