Achernar (Star)

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Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 30 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Achernar is not observable because it lies so far south that it never rises above the horizon.

Name Achernar
Object Type Star
Other Names
α-Eri
HR 472
HD 10144
HIP 7588
TYC 8478-1395-1
Position
Constellation:Eridanus
Brightness (V):Mag 0.5
Variable
B-V Color (mag):-0.06
Right Ascension:01h37m42s
Declination:-57°14'12"
Distance:41.7 parsec
135.8 lightyears
Proper motion (speed):92.9 mas/yr
Proper motion (pos ang):113.3°
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-2.56

Ashburn

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Longitude:
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39.04°N
77.49°W
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