Eridanus (constellation)

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Eridanus
Constellation
Eridanus
Abbreviation Eri
Genitive Eridani
Pronunciation /ɨˈrɪdənəs/ Erídanus,
genitive /ɨˈrɪdən/
Seembolism the river Eridanus
Richt ascension 3.25 h
Declination −29°
Quadrant SQ1
Aurie 1138 sq. deg. (6th)
Main starns 24
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
87
Starns wi planets 29
Starns brichter than 3.00m 4
Starns within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 13
Brichtest starn Achernar (α Eri) (0.46m)
Nearest starn ε Eri
(10.50 ly, 3.22 pc)
Messier objects None
Meteor showers None
Borderin
constellations
Cetus
Fornax
Phoenix
Hydrus
Tucana (corner)
Horologium
Caelum
Lepus
Orion
Taurus
Veesible at latitudes atween +32° an −90°.
Best veesible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) durin the month o December.

Eridanus /ɨˈrɪdənəs/ is a constellation. It is representit as a river; its name is the Auncient Greek name for the Po River. It wis ane o the 48 constellations leetit bi the 2nt century astronomer Ptolemy, an it remains ane o the 88 modren constellations. It is the saxt lairgest o the modren constellations.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Ridpath Tirion, pp. 146-147.

Coordinates: Sky map 03h 15m 00s, −29° 00′ 00″