What is eridanus constellation22 Dec 2022
Eridanus is a constellation in the southern celestial hemisphere. It appears to be a river. It is still one of the 88 constellations that exist today. Ptolemy the 2nd century astronomer identified it as one of the 48 constellations.
Location of eridanus constellation
At 1138 square degrees, Eridanus is the sixth-largest constellation in the night sky. It is visible in latitudes between +32° and -90° in the first quadrant of the southern hemisphere.
Constellations near eridanus
Caelum, Cetus, Fornax, Horologium, Hydrus, Lepus, Orion, Phoenix, Taurus, and Tucana
Stars in eridanus constellation
One of the 15 equatorial constellations is Eridanus. It has no Messier objects but 32 stars with known planets. Achernar, Alpha Eridani, the brightest star in the constellation, has an apparent brightness that ranges from 0.40 to 0.46, etc. The constellation is not linked to any meteor showers.
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