Achernar



a star of the first magnitude in the constellation Eridanus.
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Latitude by meridian altitude of Achernar 16 degrees 10 minutes.
Journals of Australian Explorations A C and F T Gregory

Latitude by altitude of Achernar, 15 degrees 39 minutes 43 seconds.
Journals of Australian Explorations A C and F T Gregory

Achernar means “The End of the River” and this is nearly its position in the constellation.
Astronomy for Young Folks Isabel Martin Lewis

Latitude by meridian altitude of Achernar 16 degrees 26 minutes.
Journals of Australian Explorations A C and F T Gregory

Latitude by meridian altitude of Achernar 15 degrees 50 minutes 30 seconds.
Journals of Australian Explorations A C and F T Gregory

Its brightest star, Achernar, is a star of the first magnitude, but it lies below the horizon in our latitudes.
Astronomy for Young Folks Isabel Martin Lewis

noun
the brightest star in the constellation Eridanus, visible only in the S hemisphere. Visual magnitude: 0.5; spectral type: B3V; distance: 144 light years

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