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Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationNone
Flamsteed Number45 Eridani
HR (BSC)1437
Right Ascension4h 31m 53s
Declination-0° 2' 38"
Distance871 light years
267 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.9
Absolute: -1.6
Spectral ClassK3II-III orange bright giant
Optimum VisibilityDecember
Notes45 Eridani lies close to the northern edge of Eridanus where it borders the constellation of Taurus. This is an evolved star in the later stages of its development, having expanded and cooled to form a huge but relatively diffuse orange giant.

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