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Eridanus Constellation
Constellation Eridanus the River Star Map

Eridanus, the River (Eri)

(ih-RID-un-us)


The Southern constellation of Eridanus, the River, is best viewed in Winter during the month of December. It's brightest star is Achernar at magnitude 0.46. The boundary of the Eridanus constellation contains 26 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. ih-RID-un-us
      1. Meaning:
      2. River
      1. Genitive:
      2. Eridani
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Eri
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Heavenly Waters
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ1
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. December
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 3h 53m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -17° 59'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Achernar  (0.46)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 26



    Brightest Stars in Eridanus

    The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Eridanus by magnitude.

        1. Star
        2. Magnitude
        3. Spectral class



      Double Stars in Eridanus

      These are the brightest and easiest-to-find double, triple, and quadruple star systems in the constellation Eridanus . Also see all star clusters.

          1. Star system
          2. Magnitudes
          3. Type
          1. 32 Eridani
          2. 4.8, 5.9
          3. double
          1. 55 Eridani
          2. 6.7, 6.8
          3. double



        Nebulae in Eridanus

        Notable and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Eridanus . Also see all nebulae.

            1. Nebula name
            2. Catalog #
            3. Nebula type



          Milky Way Satellites in Eridanus

          Dwarf satellite galaxies that orbit the Milky Way Galaxy located in the constellation Eridanus. Also see all Milky Way satellite galaxies.

              1. Galaxy name
              2. Alt name
              3. Magnitude
              1. Eridanus II
              1. Eridanus III



            Exoplanets in Eridanus

            These are the most notable named exoplanet systems known in the constellation Eridanus. Bear in mind that we will likely discover billions of exoplanets in the years to come. Also see all exoplanets.

                1. Host star name
                2. Exoplanet name

              * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

              ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite).