Keid - ο2 Eridani (omicron2 Eridani)
Keid, also designated as ο2 Eridani (omicron2 Eridani), is a variable and multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Eridanus.
Keid visual magnitude is 4.43. Because of its moderate brightness, Keid 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 Keid:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Keid
Keid 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 Keid are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Keid in the sky:
Visibility of Keid from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Keid
The image below is a photograph of Keid 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 Keid is -2.242 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -3.414 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Keid from the Sun and relative movement
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.
Spectral properties of Keid
Keid belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Keid is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Keid 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: