Beid - ο1 Eridani (omicron1 Eridani)
Beid, also designated as ο1 Eridani (omicron1 Eridani), is a variable bright giant star in the constellation of Eridanus.
Beid visual magnitude is 4.04. Because of its moderate brightness, Beid 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 Beid:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Beid
Beid 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 Beid are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Beid in the sky:
Visibility of Beid from your location
Today's Beid - ο1 Eridani (omicron1 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 Beid
The image below is a photograph of Beid 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 Beid is 0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.082 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Beid from the Sun and relative movement
Beid is distant 125.48 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Beid
Beid belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Beid is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.