20 Eridani is a variable star in the constellation of Eridanus.
20 Eridani visual magnitude is 5.23. Because of its reltive faintness, 20 Eridani should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about 20 Eridani:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 20 Eridani
20 Eridani is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 20 Eridani are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 20 Eridani in the sky:
Visibility of 20 Eridani from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 20 Eridani
The image below is a photograph of 20 Eridani from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of 20 Eridani is 0.029 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 20 Eridani from the Sun and relative movement
20 Eridani is distant 473.15 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 20 Eridani
20 Eridani belongs to spectral class B9
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 20 Eridani is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.