The modern constellation Indus, the Indian, lies from upper center toward lower left. The brightest star near top center, the Persian (the Alpha star), is near the constellation's northern boundary (the pair to the top in the modern constellation Microscopium, the Microscope). Epsilon Indi lies off the lower left edge of the picture, near Tucana and Pavo, where you will also find Beta Indi. The pair at far right is Arkab, which lies in southeastern Sagittarius. At bottom center, near the horizon, is the northern tip of Pavo, the Peacock, represented here only by bright Peacock, which takes its name from the entire southern constellation. Between Sagittarius and Peacock is the eastern portion of the modern constellation Telescopium, the Telescope.

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By Jim Kaler. Return to STARS.