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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:00 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:07
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χ Eridani (chi Eridani)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -14.76°   Az: 194.46°   Direction: South-South-West

χ Eridani is a variable and double giant star of spectral class G8 in the constellation of Eridanus.

χ Eridani visual magnitude is 3.7. Because of its moderate brightness, χ Eridani 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.

χ Eridani is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

Image of χ Eridani (chi Eridani) star
DSS2 image of χ Eridani. The red arrow shows the motion of χ Eridani during the next 1000 years (11.35 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.87 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

01h 56m 52s
-51° 29’ 22”
01h 31m 14s
03h 28m 07s

J2000

01h 55m 57s
-51° 36’ 32”

Galactic Coordinates

280.88°
-62.67°

Finder Chart

Finder chart χ Eridani (chi Eridani) star
Simplified finder chart for χ Eridani (chi Eridani).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

3.7
Giant

2.49
G8III
5134K

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

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

Star System Properties

χ Eridani is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the χ Eridani double sysyem:

3.7
10.2
6.5
4.8 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

χ Eridani is distant 57.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

17.49 pc
57.00 ly
-6 km/s
0.681 arcsec/y
0.292 "/y

Alternative Designations

χ Eridani
(chi Eridani)
SAO232573
SAO232573

Visibility from Your Location

χ Eridani (chi Eridani) is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK