τ6 Eridani (tau6 Eridani)
τ6 Eridani is a giant star in the constellation of Eridanus.
τ6 Eridani visual magnitude is 4.23. Because of its moderate brightness, τ6 Eridani should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.
The proper motion of τ6 Eridani is -0.158 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.529 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Key facts about τ6 Eridani
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of τ6 Eridani
τ6 Eridani 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 τ6 Eridani are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of τ6 Eridani in the sky:
Visibility of τ6 Eridani from your location
Today's τ6 Eridani (tau6 Eridani) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Distance of τ6 Eridani from the Sun and relative movement
τ6 Eridani is distant 58.43 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of τ6 Eridani
τ6 Eridani belongs to spectral class F3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where τ6 Eridani is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.