- a star of the first magnitude in the constellation Eridanus.
Origin of Achernar
From the Arabic word ākhir al-nahr end of the river
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Latitude by altitude of Achernar, 15 degrees 39 minutes 43 seconds.
Latitude by meridian altitude of Achernar 16 degrees 10 minutes.
Latitude by meridian altitude of Achernar 16 degrees 26 minutes.
Its brightest star, Achernar, is a star of the first magnitude, but it lies below the horizon in our latitudes.
Achernar means "The End of the River" and this is nearly its position in the constellation.
- the brightest star in the constellation Eridanus, visible only in the S hemisphere. Visual magnitude: 0.5; spectral type: B3V; distance: 144 light years
from Arabic ākhīr al-nahr, literally: end of the river, alluding to the star's location in the constellation
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