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24 Eridani

Altitude: -9.6°   Azimuth: 79.7°   Direction: East

24 Eridani is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Eridanus.

24 Eridani visual magnitude is 5.25. Because of its reltive faintness, 24 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 24 Eridani:


24 Eridani is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -9.6°
Azimuth: 79.7°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 24 Eridani

24 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 24 Eridani are provided in the following table:

03h 44m 30s
-01° 09’ 47”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 24 Eridani in the sky:

Finder chart 24 Eridani star
Simplified finder chart for 24 Eridani.

Visibility of 24 Eridani from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 24 Eridani rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 91.2°
Max altitude: 37.4°
Azimuth: 268.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 24 Eridani

The image below is a photograph of 24 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 24 Eridani is 0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 24 Eridani star
DSS2 image of 24 Eridani. The red arrow shows the motion of 24 Eridani during the next 100000 years (3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 24 Eridani from the Sun and relative movement

24 Eridani is distant 653.31 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

200.40 pc
653.31 ly
27 km/s
0.002 arcsec/year
-0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 24 Eridani

24 Eridani belongs to spectral class B7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 24 Eridani is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 24 Eridani. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 24 Eridani