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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:11 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:00
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Zaurak - γ Eridani (gamma Eridani)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 4:08 | Tran: 8:56 | Set: 13:45
Alt: 24.25°   Az: 167.19°   Direction: South-South-East

Zaurak, also designated as γ Eridani (gamma Eridani), is a variable and double hypergiant star of spectral class M0 in the constellation of Eridanus.

Zaurak visual magnitude is 2.95. Because of its brightness, Zaurak is clearly visible to the naked eye when observed from locations with dark skies, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.

Image of Zaurak - γ Eridani (gamma Eridani) star
DSS2 image of Zaurak. The red arrow shows the motion of Zaurak during the next 1000 years (1.02 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.85 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

03h 59m 10s
-13° 26’ 22”
23h 12m 00s
03h 11m 10s

J2000

03h 58m 01s
-13° 30’ 30”

Galactic Coordinates

205.16°
-44.47°

Finder Chart

Finder chart Zaurak - γ Eridani (gamma Eridani) star
Simplified finder chart for Zaurak - γ Eridani (gamma Eridani).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

2.95
Hypergiant

-1.21
M0III
3663K

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

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

Star System Properties

Zaurak 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 Zaurak double sysyem:

2.95
12.45
9.5
52.8 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

Zaurak is distant 221.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 62 kilometers per second.

67.80
221.02
62 km/s
0.061 arcsec/y
-0.111"/y

Alternative Designations

Zaurak
γ Eridani
(gamma Eridani)
SAO149283
SAO149283

Visibility from Your Location

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

Azimuth: 103.4°
Max altitude: 25.1°
Azimuth: 256.6°