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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
wb_twilight   (Nautical Twilight)   What's Visible Now?

Beid - ο1 Eridani (omicron1 Eridani)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 5:59 | Tran: 11:23 | Set: 16:46
Altitude: -23.3°   Azimuth: 70.6°   Direction: East-North-East

Beid, also designated as ο1 Eridani (omicron1 Eridani), is a variable bright giant star of spectral class F2 in the constellation of Eridanus.

Beid visual magnitude is 4.04. Because of its moderate brightness, Beid is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Beid

Finder chart Beid - ο1 Eridani (omicron1 Eridani) star
Simplified finder chart for Beid - ο1 Eridani (omicron1 Eridani).

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:

04h 11m 51s
-06° 50’ 15”
Image of Beid - ο1 Eridani (omicron1 Eridani) star
DSS2 image of Beid. The red arrow shows the motion of Beid during the next 10000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 13.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about Beid

Bright giant

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.

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

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.

38.49 pc
125.48 ly
11 km/s
0.01 arcsec/year
0.082 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of Beid

ο1 Eridani
(omicron1 Eridani)

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):

Azimuth: 96.8°
Max altitude: 31.7°
Azimuth: 263.2°