Eridanus (constellation)

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Eridanus
Constellation
Eridanus
AbbreviationEri
GenitiveEridani
Pronunciation/ˈrɪdənəs/ Erídanus,
genitive /ˈrɪdən/
Seembolismthe river Eridanus
Richt ascension3.25 h
Declination−29°
QuadrantSQ1
Aurie1138 sq. deg. (6th)
Main starns24
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
87
Starns wi planets29
Starns brichter than 3.00m4
Starns within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)13
Brichtest starnAchernar (α Eri) (0.46m)
Nearest starnε Eri
(10.50 ly, 3.22 pc)
Messier objectsNone
Meteor showersNone
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 /ˈrɪdənəs/ 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″