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Proper NameNone
Bayer Designationi Eridani
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)1214
Right Ascension3h 53m 39s
Declination-34° 43' 56"
Distance360 light years
110 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +5.1
Absolute: -0.0
Spectral ClassB6V blue main sequence star
Optimum VisibilityNovember / December

A faint blue star close to the southward course of the star-river Eridanus, where it runs between Fornax to the west and Caelum to the east. i Eridani lies some 360 light years from the Solar System. Though classified as a dwarf star, i Eridani is nonetheless considerably hotter and more luminous than the Sun. It approaches three times the Sun's diameter, and its absolute magnitude is -0.04 (that is, if it lay ten parsecs from Earth, it would shine approximately as brightly as Alpha Centauri or Vega).


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