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63 Eridani

Altitude: -41.3°   Azimuth: 43.8°   Direction: North-East

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

63 Eridani visual magnitude is 5.38. Because of its reltive faintness, 63 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 63 Eridani:


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

Altitude: -41.3°
Azimuth: 43.8°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 63 Eridani

63 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 63 Eridani are provided in the following table:

04h 59m 50s
-10° 15’ 47”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 63 Eridani in the sky:

Finder chart 63 Eridani star
Simplified finder chart for 63 Eridani.

Visibility of 63 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 63 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: 100.3°
Max altitude: 28.3°
Azimuth: 259.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 63 Eridani

The image below is a photograph of 63 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 63 Eridani is 0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.135 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 63 Eridani star
DSS2 image of 63 Eridani. The red arrow shows the motion of 63 Eridani during the next 1000 years (0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.25 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 63 Eridani from the Sun and relative movement

63 Eridani is distant 178.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

54.67 pc
178.24 ly
-12 km/s
0.02 arcsec/year
-0.135 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 63 Eridani

63 Eridani belongs to spectral class G4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 63 Eridani is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 63 Eridani. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 63 Eridani