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Eridanus Eridani (Eri)

WIDTH imm DEPTH 1H SIZE RANKING 6th fULLY VISIBLE 32°n-89°s

Eridanus represents a river, meandering from the foot of Taurus in the north to Hydrus in the south, giving it a range in declination of 58°, the greatest of any constellation. Its only star of any note, Achernar, magnitude 0.5, lies at its southern tip. Eridanus features in the story of Phaethon, son of the Sun-god Helios, who tried to drive his father's chariot across the sky but lost control and fell like a meteor into the river below

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