Azha - η Eridani (eta Eridani)
Azha, also designated as η Eridani (eta Eridani), is a variable giant star in the constellation of Eridanus.
Azha visual magnitude is 3.89. Because of its moderate brightness, Azha 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 Azha:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Azha
Azha 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 Azha are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Azha in the sky:
Visibility of Azha from your location
Today's Azha - η Eridani (eta 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 Azha
The image below is a photograph of Azha 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 Azha is 0.079 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.22 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Azha from the Sun and relative movement
Azha is distant 133.12 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Azha
Azha belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Azha is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.