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Alpha Eridani

A blue dwarf star with an unusual spectrum, Achernar has a magnitude of +0.5, making it the brightest of the stars of Eridanus, and the ninth brightest in the entire sky.

Location of Achernar

Bright Achernar lies at the extreme southern tip of the star-river Eridanus, less than a degree from its southernmost border with neighbouring Hydrus.


The River's End: brilliant blue Achernar, the ninth brightest star in the sky, lies at the southern tip of the star-river Eridanus.


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