54 Eridani is a variable and double giant star in the constellation of Eridanus.
54 Eridani visual magnitude is 4.32. Because of its moderate brightness, 54 Eridani should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about 54 Eridani:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 54 Eridani
54 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 54 Eridani are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 54 Eridani in the sky:
Visibility of 54 Eridani from your location
Today's 54 Eridani rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 54 Eridani
The image below is a photograph of 54 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 54 Eridani is 0.021 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.096 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 54 Eridani from the Sun and relative movement
54 Eridani is distant 361.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 33 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 54 Eridani
54 Eridani belongs to spectral class M4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 54 Eridani is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
54 Eridani star system properties
54 Eridani is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 54 Eridani double sysyem: