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Eridanus
Constellation
Abbreviation Eri
Genitive Eridani
Pronunciation Erídanus,
genitive
Symbolism the river Eridanus
Right ascension 3.25
Declination −29
Quadrant SQ1
Area 1138 sq. deg. (6th)
Main stars 24
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
87
Stars with planets 32
Stars brighter than 3.00m 4
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 13
Brightest star Achernar (α Eri) (0.46m)
Nearest star ε Eri
(10.50 ly, 3.22 pc)
Messier objects None
Meteor showers None
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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