The Indian

Origin:Frederick de Houtmann, Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser, Petrus Plancius
Fully Visible:90°S – 15°N

Near the end of the sixteenth century, the observations of Dutch explorers Frederick de Houtman (c.1571–1627) and Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser (c.1540–1596) allowed Dutch astronomer Petrus Plancius (1552–1622) to place this constellation on his 1598 celestial globe. Although the English translation of the name is 'Indian', it is uncertain which indigenous people is represented by this figure

The constellation of Indus

Notable Features

Visible Named Stars
The brightest star in the constellation, α Ind, is third-magnitude. None of the visible stars in this constellation have an official name.
Other Interesting Stars
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 and accompanied by not one but two brown dwarfs.