a star of the first magnitude in the constellation Eridanus.
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How to use Achernar in a sentence
Latitude by meridian altitude of Achernar 15 degrees 50 minutes 30 seconds.
Achernar means "The End of the River" and this is nearly its position in the constellation.Astronomy for Young Folks | Isabel Martin Lewis
Its brightest star, Achernar, is a star of the first magnitude, but it lies below the horizon in our latitudes.Astronomy for Young Folks | Isabel Martin Lewis
Latitude by meridian altitude of Achernar 16 degrees 26 minutes.
Latitude by altitude of Achernar, 15 degrees 39 minutes 43 seconds.
British Dictionary definitions for Achernar
the brightest star in the constellation Eridanus, visible only in the S hemisphere. Visual magnitude: 0.5; spectral type: B3V; distance: 144 light years
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