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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:10 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:02
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Keid - ο2 Eridani (omicron2 Eridani)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 3:58 | Tran: 9:18 | Set: 14:37
Alt: -43.86°   Az: 335.93°   Direction: North-North-West

Keid, also designated as ο2 Eridani (omicron2 Eridani), is a variable and multiple main-sequence star of spectral class K1 in the constellation of Eridanus.

Keid visual magnitude is 4.43. Because of its moderate brightness, Keid 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.

Image of Keid - ο2 Eridani (omicron2 Eridani) star
DSS2 image of Keid. The red arrow shows the motion of Keid during the next 100 years (-3.74 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.69 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

04h 16m 27s
-07° 35’ 34”
10h 50m 58s
15h 07m 26s

J2000

04h 15m 16s
-07° 39’ 10”

Galactic Coordinates

200.72°
-38°

Finder Chart

Finder chart Keid - ο2 Eridani (omicron2 Eridani) star
Simplified finder chart for Keid - ο2 Eridani (omicron2 Eridani).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

4.43
Main-sequence

5.92
K1V
5221K

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

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

Star System Properties

Keid is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the Keid double sysyem:

4.43
9.43
5
83.4 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

Keid is distant 16.44 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 42 kilometers per second.

5.04
16.44
-42 km/s
-2.242 arcsec/y
-3.414"/y

Alternative Designations

Keid
ο2 Eridani
(omicron2 Eridani)
SAO131063
SAO131063
Gl 166 A

Visibility from Your Location

Today's Keid - ο2 Eridani (omicron2 Eridani) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 97.6°
Max altitude: 30.9°
Azimuth: 262.4°