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62 Eridani

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

62 Eridani visual magnitude is 5.51. Because of its reltive faintness, 62 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 62 Eridani:

5.51
Main-sequence
62 Eridani is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 33°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 62 Eridani

62 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 62 Eridani are provided in the following table:

04h 56m 24s
-05° 10’ 17”
203.93°
-27.88°
Eridanus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 62 Eridani in the sky:

Finder chart 62 Eridani star
Simplified finder chart for 62 Eridani.

Visibility of 62 Eridani from your location

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

Today's 62 Eridani rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 95.2°
Max altitude: 33.3°
Azimuth: 264.8°
62 Eridani is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 62 Eridani

The image below is a photograph of 62 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 62 Eridani is -0.008 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 62 Eridani star
DSS2 image of 62 Eridani. The red arrow shows the motion of 62 Eridani during the next 100000 years (-13.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 62 Eridani from the Sun and relative movement

62 Eridani is distant 739.23 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

226.76 pc
739.23 ly
24 km/s
-0.008 arcsec/year
-0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 62 Eridani

62 Eridani belongs to spectral class B6 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

-1.27
B6V
12103K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 62 Eridani is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 62 Eridani. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

62 Eridani star system properties

62 Eridani is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 62 Eridani double sysyem:

5.51
9.11
3.6
67.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of 62 Eridani

SAO131614
SAO131614