τ8 Eridani (tau8 Eridani)
τ8 Eridani is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Eridanus.
τ8 Eridani visual magnitude is 4.65. Because of its moderate brightness, τ8 Eridani 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 τ8 Eridani:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of τ8 Eridani
τ8 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 τ8 Eridani are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of τ8 Eridani in the sky:
Visibility of τ8 Eridani from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of τ8 Eridani
The image below is a photograph of τ8 Eridani 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 τ8 Eridani is 0.023 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of τ8 Eridani from the Sun and relative movement
τ8 Eridani is distant 385.34 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of τ8 Eridani
τ8 Eridani belongs to spectral class B6 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where τ8 Eridani is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.