Eridanus (constellation)

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Eridanus
Constellation
Eridanus
AbbreviationEri
GenitiveEridani
Pronunciation/[invalid input: 'ɨ']ˈrɪdənəs/ Erídanus,
genitive /[invalid input: 'ɨ']ˈrɪdən/
Symbolismthe river Eridanus
Right ascension3.25
Declination−29
QuadrantSQ1
Area1138 sq. deg. (6th)
Main stars24
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
87
Stars with planets32
Stars brighter than 3.00m4
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)13
Brightest starAchernar (α Eri) (0.46m)
Messier objectsNone
Meteor showersNone
Bordering
constellations
Cetus
Fornax
Phoenix
Hydrus
Tucana (corner)
Horologium
Caelum
Lepus
Orion
Taurus
Visible at latitudes between +32° and −90°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of December.

Eridanus is a constellation in the southern sky.

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