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Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationPsi Eridani
Flamsteed Number65 Eridani
HR (BSC)1617
Right Ascension5h 1m 26s
Declination-7° 10' 26"
Distance830 light years
255 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.8
Absolute: -2.0
Spectral ClassB3V blue main sequence star
Optimum VisibilityDecember
NotesA relatively faint blue star in the northern parts of Eridanus, Psi Eridani falls close in the sky to Rigel in Orion. It lies in the foreground of an extensive patch of nebulosity known as the Witch Head Nebula. This is a variable star, of the type classified as eruptive variables.


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