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Lambda Eridani

69 Eridani

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationLambda Eridani
Flamsteed Number69 Eridani
HR (BSC)1679
Right Ascension5h 9m 9s
Declination-8° 45' 15"
Distance811 light years
249 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.3
Absolute: -2.7
Spectral ClassB2IV Blue Subgiant
Optimum VisibilityDecember
NotesThis blue star appears close to Orion's Rigel in the sky, though in fact it lies somewhat farther away from the Solar System than that bright star. Lambda Eridani is a shell star, with an opaque disc of material extending out into space from the star itself.


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