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Eridanus Constellation
Constellation Eridanus the River Star Map

Eridanus, the River (Eri)


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

              * Constellation shown for northen hemisphere skies. For the southern hemisphere, constellations appear rotated 180 degrees (upside-down and left-right reversed) from what is shown. Remember that seasons are reversed too - summer in northern latitudes is winter in southern latitudes.

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